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June 11, 2003 2:41:06 AM

hey guys..just curious,

does anyone know when they plan to increase the speed of dvd burners? i am asking this because i am interested in buying a DVD burner right now. However, i dont want to buy one now and then the next day they have 8x Burners..u get my drift!@

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June 11, 2003 4:15:34 PM

I don't know when exactly they will increase in write speed, but I'm willing to bet it will be about one month after you buy the fastest one you can find. Such is the way of technology. Seriously though, I'm more worried about the competing formats DVD+R and that is just plain irritating. Currently, to the best of my knowledge, there is only one DVD burner that supports both formats and it is made by Sony I believe.
June 12, 2003 2:19:14 AM

Besides Sony, Cendyne, LG, LiteOn, NEC, OptoRite, Pioneer, TDK and Verbatim also make dual format DVD burner.
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June 12, 2003 6:19:17 PM

Question : How long does it takes to barn a DVD-R on a 8x DVD-BURNER?

I know that for CDROM you have to divide the X speed by the time of the CD... So 24X CD-BURNER will burn a 70 Minutes CD in about 3 minutes. But what's the relation with DVD-BURNER?

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June 13, 2003 2:42:10 AM

i know that sony wasnt the only one.... i am just kinda scared about investing in dvd burner if 8xis around the corner!@

are there any dvd 8x burners?

how long does it take a 4x burner toburn a 4.7 GB dvd?
June 16, 2003 10:52:57 AM


are there any dvd 8x burners?

how long does it take a 4x burner toburn a 4.7 GB dvd?

8X DVD burners won't be out until fall. It should take just over 15 min to burn a complete DVD-R on a 4X burner. 8X would be half that time.

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June 17, 2003 12:47:16 AM

where did u get the info on the 8x DVD burner? i would love to read up on that.

15 mins to burner 4.7 gig? u must be kidding me. it takes me 10 mins on 8x cd burner (700 MB). that sounds fast..
June 19, 2003 5:53:58 AM

They have information that LiteOn will be releasing an 8X multiformat DVD burner sometime during the forth quarter this year. Dont worry about it. Buy a 4x burner now and upgrade for Christmas. Sell your old drive on ebay. CloneDVD is out btw for anyone interested. Current reviews by folks using it are that they are not impressed and it wasnt worth the wait.

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June 19, 2003 3:47:43 PM

Read in pcworld magazine that in Japan they have a "blu-ray" burner that will fit 23 gig on a dvd, for $3800. When will they get to the US I dont know. I see that being the next evolution in burners. Im sure its a long ways off from being widely used, but who knows.
June 19, 2003 5:08:16 PM

wow thanx guys :p .
June 19, 2003 11:40:49 PM

Yup, just read the press release about LiteON releasing an 8X DVD burner in fourth quarter. 8X CD is not the same as 8X DVD. 8X DVD is a little over 8X faster than 8X CD. :wink:

I have a 4X LiteOn (Sony) DVD±R(W) myself...

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June 29, 2003 4:50:47 AM

Just HAD to mention that the speed of a lot of drives, optical included, will increase with the use of Serial ATA.
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June 30, 2003 2:03:58 PM

8X refers to play speed for the given device.

For a CD/CD Writer 8X would be 8 times play speed which is roughly 150 KB/sec (0.15 MB/sec). 8x would be about 1.2 MB/sec.

The play speed is of a DVD is approximately 4.7 GB/hr or 1.3 MB/sec so 8X for a DVD-ROM/DVD writer is 8 times 1.3 or 10.4 MB/sec.

Big difference.

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