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    Problems burning DL DVD's???

    From the Imgburn website Forum:

    If you're reading this then you're probably someone that hasn't been clued in just yet as to how bad all the 'cheap' double layer discs are.

    We see far too many people having problems with RITEK, CMC, RICOH media etc and I can assure you that it isn't just fluke when we suggest the user give Verbatims a try and their issues magically disappear!

    You get what you pay for in this world and whilst Verbatims might cost you a couple of quid more to start with, you'll be saving in the long run because you won't end up with a stack of coasters!

    Verbatim DVD+R DL discs are the way forward! (Please note that I said DVD+R DL and not DVD-R DL!!!)

    Before splashing out on new (better/more expensive) media, you might like to consider your options:

    • Update the firmware on your drive.
    • Try cleaning the drive with a cleaning disc (or if you're feeling confident, take it apart and clean it manually).
    • Try burning your current media at all of the write speeds your drive says it supports for that MID (look in the disc info text on the right of the main screen to see what they are).
    • Avoid using slimline laptop style drives - in general, they're rubbish.
    • Buy a new drive that supports your current media better/properly (this is still going to be a bit hit and miss).
    Verbatim DVD+R DL are currently available in two varietys...

    Dye: MKM-001-00, Write Speed: 2.4x (often 'overspeed' to 4x, 6x or 8x in modern writers)
    Dye: MKM-003-00, Write Speed: 8x

    The 8x ones are newer and some older drives don't really have the firmware tweaks required to burn them. For that reason we recommend you stick to the 2.4x ones where possible as these have been around since the beginning of time!
    Last edited by gazo; 8th January 2011 at 08:23.
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