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Anonymous
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August 17, 2004 4:47:13 AM

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I've got a "Memorex DVD +/- RW True 8x" writer that will only write at
up to 4x speed. I'm using Nero Express (came with the burner) and
Memorex DVD-R 8x media. Under the drive properties in Nero it shows
that the maximum writing speed of the drive is 4x, and that is the
best speed it will write at when you burn a disc.

Anybody have a clue what the problem might be?

Also is there a good freeware application that burns DVD data discs?
(In case the problem is with Nero I'd like to check the drive speed
with another piece of burning software.)

(I first emailed Memorex support weeks ago and have never heard back
from them.)

Thanks!

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 17, 2004 6:36:08 PM

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On 17 Aug 2004 00:47:13 -0700, dejawhy@yahoo.com (dejawhy) wrote:

>I've got a "Memorex DVD +/- RW True 8x" writer that will only write at
>up to 4x speed. I'm using Nero Express (came with the burner) and
>Memorex DVD-R 8x media. Under the drive properties in Nero it shows
>that the maximum writing speed of the drive is 4x, and that is the
>best speed it will write at when you burn a disc.
>
>Anybody have a clue what the problem might be?
>
>Also is there a good freeware application that burns DVD data discs?
>(In case the problem is with Nero I'd like to check the drive speed
>with another piece of burning software.)
>
>(I first emailed Memorex support weeks ago and have never heard back
>from them.)
>
>Thanks!

Have you tried looking for updates to Nero? It keeps a database of
drive info which may not know about your drive
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 17, 2004 6:36:09 PM

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> Have you tried looking for updates to Nero? It keeps a database of
> drive info which may not know about your drive

I did check for a Nero update (first thing I tried actually) and one
wasn't available at the time, but I'll keep an eye on that.

It does correctly identify my drive by name in Nero, it just lists the
maximum speed at 4x rather than 8x.
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 18, 2004 12:02:18 AM

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Does the Nero web site list the drive as supported?

You can get a trial of NTI CD-DVD maker from www.ntius.com. It's not nearly
as good as Nero, but I had to revert to using that because it will allow me
to burn CD's at 16x on my laptop, where Nero only allows me to burn at 4x.
And my laptop burner drive IS listed as supported by Nero.

"dejawhy" <dejawhy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:6e21b1e3.0408171103.65b7c3e0@posting.google.com...
>> Have you tried looking for updates to Nero? It keeps a database of
>> drive info which may not know about your drive
>
> I did check for a Nero update (first thing I tried actually) and one
> wasn't available at the time, but I'll keep an eye on that.
>
> It does correctly identify my drive by name in Nero, it just lists the
> maximum speed at 4x rather than 8x.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 18, 2004 2:38:17 PM

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use a disc that is 8x rated for this drive. if you use a 4x disc, it
may not allow 8x burning based on what the firmware says.

also, see www.rpc1.org -> forums -> DVDR for help on media picks for
this drive, and the updated, improved firmware that unlocks the drive
and makes changes it from OEM to a true Pioneer 8x burner that it really is.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 18, 2004 7:13:08 PM

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On 17 Aug 2004 12:03:26 -0700, dejawhy@yahoo.com (dejawhy) wrote:

>> Have you tried looking for updates to Nero? It keeps a database of
>> drive info which may not know about your drive
>
>I did check for a Nero update (first thing I tried actually) and one
>wasn't available at the time, but I'll keep an eye on that.
>
>It does correctly identify my drive by name in Nero, it just lists the
>maximum speed at 4x rather than 8x.

I think you will find Nero identifies the drive by querying the Drive
firmware but if it cannot match the name to it's databse it just sets
to a default speed
Anonymous
a b G Storage
September 26, 2004 3:05:24 AM

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i seem to have the same exact problem.

did you find a solution to this?
!