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Plextor PX-708A DVD±R/±RW Recorder Goes 8X

8X-Compatible DVD+R Media

To record at 8X, you must obviously have an 8X-compatible DVD+R media. But for the time being no blank DVD manufacturer does DVD+Rs of this type. Verbatim has recently announced them but none are on the shelves yet. Fortunately, there are some 4X compatible DVD media that can be recorded at 8X.

We tested seven different DVD+Rs. Some will take 8X, others start at 6X and then change to 4X or else only take 4X. There is a wide range of possibilities. Here are the results.

Hi-Space DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed : 4xAverage : 4,30xTheoretical recording time: 14:14
Imation DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed: 4xAverage: 5.53xTheoretical recording time: 11:56
MAM DVD+R 4x
Start speed : 4xEnd speed: 4xAverage: 4xTheoretical recording time: 14:53
Maxell DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed: 8xAverage: 7.62xTheoretical recording time: 8:20
TDK DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed: 4xAverage: 5.39xTheoretical recording time: 12:01
Traxdata DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed: 8xAverage: 7.69xTheoretical recording time: 7:59
Verbatim DVD+R 4x
Start speed: 6xEnd speed: 4xAverage: 6.61xTheoretical recording time: 9:54