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Old October 20th, 2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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Help! 4x Question.

I've only recently gotten into burning DVDs; thank goodness I have a DVD duplicator that goes up to 12x. Anyway, I read that 4x blanks are being discontinued (if this is ancient news, forgive me--I've been in a cave on this). 8x is the new standard, of course. But, I have two very new 4x burners I'd like to use for awhile more--how finite is the 4x blanks supply? Should I buy up as many as I can now, or what?

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Old October 20th, 2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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You can always use an 8X and burn at 4X. Can't you? I've not heard of anything preventing you from doing that.
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Old October 20th, 2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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Okay, that's good to know (though I've heard contrary info that you can't use an 8x blank on a 4x burner). I'm impressively ignorant about such fine points right now. Thanks for the input.
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Old October 21st, 2004, 02:53 AM   #4
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You should be able to use 8x media with your 4x burnern. However,
I would run some tests before buying large quantities and such.
Not every (8x) media (brand) might work on your burner for
example.
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Old October 21st, 2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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Has anyone tried 8X disks in the Quicksilver superdrives? The prom upgrade took care of the 4X issue -- is the same true for 8X?

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Old October 21st, 2004, 04:24 PM   #6
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I have a QuickSilver but my drive only burns at 1x but I've been able to use 8x media from maxell.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 01:34 AM   #7
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Whoops. Make that Memorex.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 11:02 AM   #8
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Well, it's somewhat academic, now. I sprung for one of La Cie's new 16X d2 drives. I hope to see a serious improvement in burning time.
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