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Old 07-21-2005, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with Memorex DVD-R 8X Discs

I usually just buy 1-8 X DVD-R discs but this time bought (unknowingly) Memorex 8 X DVD-R. Normally, I have no problems burning from Ulead DVD Movie Factory and DVDXCopy Platinum. Now when I try to use these discs on either they simply end in disc error.

My DVD Burner is only 4X speed.

I have tried to lower the speed on Ulead to 4X and it still ends in the same error. DVDXCopy doesn't have a change speed option.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem or are these discs useless to me? Should I maybe try burning at the lowest speed possible?

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Old 07-21-2005, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe you just got a bad batch,I use Memorex all the time and they turn out ok,Just try burning at the lowest possible speed and try some other different disk's.
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Is the disc shot if it never even gets to the burning point? I haven't been using the same disc over and over again, but am wondering for future use.

I will try burning at the lowest speed possible. I have already tried 4X, the speed of my burner.
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I just tried burning again using the Memorex 8X disc, only this time I did it at the lowest speed possible - 1X. It failed again same as always,

"The target device may have some problems"
"Failed in forming power calibration"

Any other ideas on how to solve this problem?
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Im not much informed in Dvd burning yet, but u said u usually get 1-8x dvds so u can burn at any speed, and u said this time u got 8 only, meaning the dvds are setup in a way that it has to be burned at 8x otherwise the data track is deformed or sumthing.
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I guess I was under the impression that the Memorex 8X discs were able to be burned up to 8X - not only 8X. Any one else have clarification?
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You can burn them from 1x up to 8x,8x just mean's that it is the maximum speed it will burn data at,Have you tried using any other program's?
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No, I found Ulead to be the easiest. It works with any other DVD-Rs I have bought.

I also have DVDXCopy Platinum, but it won't burn 8X and it doesn't allow users to change the burn speed.
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You must have just gotten a bad batch then,Some burner's are kind of picky on what blank's they will use
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Thanks for your help. I will try trading them to somebody with a faster burner. My burner has been fine up until now, but I expect to experience more problems as the discs get better quality.
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