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Old October 21st, 2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Is it best to use DVD-R's and burn as slow as possible?

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Old October 21st, 2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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It's best to use DVD+R and bit set it to DVD-ROM. Slower is better up to a point. I use 8x for archiving and 16x if I don't care. Never had a problem yet, but I use a good burner and good media.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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+R & -R each appear to have their fans (as do brands X, Y & Z of burner, and brands P, Q & R of blank media)
I always use -R (probably 2000 or more in the last three years? - I would need to go over the records to check...)
I was getting returns from customers until I reduced the burn speed to 4x. I still burn at full speed for my own backups etc. But 4x seemed to be the "sweet spot" for me.
So for me, the only thing that I believe is crucial is to burn slow for maximum compatibility.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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It's best to use DVD+R and bit set it to DVD-ROM. Slower is better up to a point. I use 8x for archiving and 16x if I don't care. Never had a problem yet, but I use a good burner and good media.
Yup....that is the best method I've found...
8x Taiyo Yuden +Rs with bit setting enabled and burned at 4x or 6x...

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