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    Hello Everyone -

    I just realized that I don't know the difference between a 4x disc and a 8x or 16x disc. Do those numbers refer to the speed at which the disc can be burned? Is there any reason for me to get a 16x disc if I always burn at the 4x speed?

    I ask this because I just got a smoking deal on some good quality blank discs. The only down side (if you can call it that) is that they're 4x. Since I have my ImgBurn set to 4x, I thought these would be just right for me. Am I missing something here?

    Thanks.

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    open imgburn and insert the blank and using write mode, copy and paste the right hand screen


    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B A106 (ATA)
    Current Profile: DVD+R

    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,295,104
    Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes
    Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
    Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: YUDEN000-T02-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

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    only if the blanks are good, speed are factor but not a major

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    I just realized that I don't know the difference between a 4x disc and a 8x or 16x disc. Do those numbers refer to the speed at which the disc can be burned?
    yes, but certain firmware and the drive itself may limit what speeds you can burn at.
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    Thanks everyone. Here's the info Chewy requested....

    TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E D.0C (ATA)
    Current Profile: DVD+R

    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,295,104
    Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes
    Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
    Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x

    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: MCC-002-00
    Book Type: DVD+R
    Part Version: 1
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

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    http://support.dell.com/support/down...d=R92573&p=FTP

    dell has a D.0N firmware from 1/2005

    your's must be real old

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    I downloaded the whatever-it-is from Dell. I don't understand your message. What's a D.ON firmware? What did I just download? Thanks.

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    that is the version # of the latest firmware update for the dvd drive.
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    OK. Thanks. If anyone's interested, this great sale is still on. The discs are rated highest quality (MCC002). Two 50 count cake boxes (100 discs) 4x, DVD+R discs, $19.99 w/free shipping. Here's the link:http://www.cdrdvdrmedia.com/prodisc-...printable.html

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