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Old 12-30-2004, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question DVD R/W not reading right?

I have a DVD R/W 8X and its supposed to read at like 40x or DVD 16x or something. Well when i dump a DVD on to my HD it reads at max 3x and i was wonderin if it was supposed to go this slow.
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I've had this problem on a 8x DVD drive and usually, they read as fast as they burn, so it may be a 8x read too. Then on top of that, they never get up to speed too fast, when I tested my 8x, i tested it using Nero tools, and it never did reach a full 8x through the whole test. It averaged 4x.

Maybe it's your burner, or maybe it's just the way it is.

EDIT, try updating the firmware.
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Usually, drives wont read at full speed.
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Well i have a 16x burner now and i read at like 20x but this 8x burner is supposed to read at like 40 i think but thats just what the box says. I was just dissappointed cause i didnt think it would just read at 3x max cause thats not what i payed for.
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You sure that it doesn't read CD's at 40? I have never encountered a DVD drive that reads that fast, or even states it reads that fast.
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ok my bad lol. it reads cds at 48x, dvdr at 4, dvd rw at 6, cd r at 40, cd rw at 32, and dvd rom at 40x
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Hmm, i'm going to look at newegg and see if i can find a drive that reads DVD's at 40. What brand is it?

EDIT, nope, not a single DVD rom read speed over 16x. I need to see this miracle of engineering myself, LOL.
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its emprex, idk maybe im not looking at the box right? i have no idea.
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I still say go to the manufacturer's website and download the firmware updates, that helped a lot when my 8x burner was going bad.
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ok i will do that. thnx alot.
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