DVD buring speed question

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  1. mrburner

    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    i've been wanting to buy a dvd burner for quite awhile but have been hesitant because of the price and speed

    now my question...the answer will convince me to either buy a burner right away or wait awhile

    if i got an 8x dvd burner, how long would it take me to burn a full dvd? would it take 12ish minutes like a normal 8x burner would for audio/data or would it take like an hour for a single dvd?
     
  2. Up All Night

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    I have a 4x and it takes 25 minutes for a full DVD
     
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    I hear dual layer burners are on the way :dunno:
     
  4. Tommy

    Tommy Long Member Standing

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    I have an NEC 4x burner and it takes me 15 minutes to burn at 4x.

    They have great deals on 8x burners right now, but it is harder to find 8x media. I have heard of many guys using 4x media and burning them at 6x speed with no problems. They report that it took them an average of 8 1/2 minutes to do it. Newegg has the NEC 2500 model burner (8x) selling for around $105. If I was to buy another one, that would be the one I'd get.

    In April, dual layer burners will be coming out on the market. With those burners, you will be able to burn 8gigs of "info" on a blank DVD. Expect to pay $$$ for this convenience.


    FYI, while it only takes 8-15 minutes to burn a DVD, it takes 30-45 minutes to rip an original DVD to your hard drive if that is why you're buying a burner.
     
  5. vudoodoodoo

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    About 15 minutes to burn at 4X for me.
    I need to get some 8x discs.
     
  6. amill94

    amill94 OT Supporter

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    I burn a full dvd in about 13-14 minutes with my 4x. I'll keep mine until the dual layer burners reach a decent speed and are priced well.
     
  7. n99nyrwg

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    that would depend on the speed of your dvd-rom
     
  8. mrburner

    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    so if my regular dvd drive is a 16x...how long would it take to rip onto the computer? also with a dvd burner, you can't just copy from dvd to dvd?
     
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    i don't have the timings memorized, but 16x read speed probably 15mins or less.

    as for copying from dvd to dvd, most dvds released currently are dvd9. this means they are dual layered. which means you either have to rip things out or you downsample everything.
     
  10. mrburner

    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    so when dual layered dvd burners come out, will you be able to burn straight from dvd to dvd?
     
  11. n99nyrwg

    n99nyrwg New Member

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    yes, and if you are going to say 'then i'll wait for dual layered burners'.... have fun
     

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