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Old 09-03-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation my 18x LG dvd burner burns only at 4x speed

This burner gsa-h22n I believe has always worked fine but lately (past like 4 months) it has decided to burn at 4x speed. I use memorex 16x dvd-r's and it seems sometimes the spindles I buy will burn at 16x but lately its been only 4x. Any insight to this annoying issue? it burns at 4x no matter what program I use now.
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Default Re: my 18x LG dvd burner burns only at 4x speed

Check the speed options in the program you are using. There should be a drop down box where you can choose the speed before you burn. Make sure it's set correctly.
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Default Re: my 18x LG dvd burner burns only at 4x speed

I did and its grayed out like every other program I use. I used to be able to change it
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anyone have any suggestions?
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Default Re: my 18x LG dvd burner burns only at 4x speed

Is it possible to try your disks in a different computer? I'm wondering if maybe you got a bad batch that can only go to 4x
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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Is it possible to try your disks in a different computer? I'm wondering if maybe you got a bad batch that can only go to 4x
If thats true then i've gotten more than one bad batch. they play fine and it seems now that i'll get a 50pk that more often will burn at 4x than the reg 16x. pretty annoying
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If thats true then i've gotten more than one bad batch. they play fine and it seems now that i'll get a 50pk that more often will burn at 4x than the reg 16x. pretty annoying
ya its probably the batch you have, i had the same problem and i searched and searched and couldnt figure out why my speeds were soooo slow, turns out i got 4x dvd-rw's for an 18x burner (like yours) most dont realize the difference in price for dvd-rw's, its the speed at which they can be written at, also quality. i've noticed that when i buy cheaper brands there are a couple discs that say they are already formatted and unable to be written on right out of the box...

so most likely its the fact that you got a slow dvd-rw pack if you had good speeds before
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