Having just reached the dizzy heights of being able to burn DVD's I've received a Xmas box of fifty X8 speed DVD's. My new writer will write at X16 speed. Do I take the chance and use these without slowing down to X8 or see if I can exchange the DVD's. I know its a silly question but many of you have experience with DVD's and lets face it not many cd's were failures as faster drives came out. many thanks
Thank you I appreciated you reply BUT will I get away with burning at X16 with X8. Thats why I pointed out its a silly question. But over the years you could pay for some goods that were equal in performance but hyped up to obtain more profit. Cheers
Ignore the burning speed of your hardware here. Burn at less than the maximum capability of the disk itself to avoid wasted disks. If the maximum burning speed of the disk is 8X then set the burner to 6X (if it will do it) or 4X.
Even if you get 16X disks to suit your burner, do the burning at a lower speed that the setup is capable of.
(Message from one who has burned many, many thousands of DVDs).