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ox411

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hello, im buying a new dual layer dvd burner (ideally this one......http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131056
the specs say it burns dual layer dvds at 8x, however 8x dual layer dvds are pretty expensive and im not really in a rush.

im pretty sure that the 8x burn speed is a maximum speed, but i just want to double check before i go buy a spindle of dvds.

the blank dvds i was looking at getting are here....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817130008

so my question is can the dvd burner ive provided a link to above, burn 6x dual layer dvds, or do i have to get the 8x ones?

thanks alot
-josh
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New dvd burners are pretty compatible. My guess is that it can burn lower than their 8x. Might be a good idea to do some googling or look for the manual for that specific drive online.
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The rated burner speed is only a maximum value, so anything below that value will burn fine, in this case 6x. In addition, you can still burn with a 6x burner on media that's rated for 16x. Again in the case of the media, the value of the media is only the rated maximum and not a fixed number that must be attained while burning. The slower you burn to the disc the higher the quality of the burn.
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Edited by james_8970, 06 May 2008 - 11:22 AM.

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thanks a l lot
i kind of figured that to be the case, i just wanted to double check before i spent a bunch of money on blank dvds

thanks again
-josh
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