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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Irish_PXzyan, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Irish_PXzyan

    Irish_PXzyan

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    Hey guys.

    I wish to get some 8.5GB Disks and iam unsure what I should buy. I found these on komplett and are 8.5gb and write speed 8x.

    Iam wondering...These are 1 sided right?? so I can fit 8,5 gigs of data onto 1 side??

    I want 1 so I can fit this 1 file thats 7gigs. SO will all that fit onto 1 side??? argh....umm....like...I dont want it to be like...4,7 on 1 side and 4,7 on the other side..I just want 8,5 on 1 side only!!!

    iam sure I made myself clear yea??? so...will these do the job?
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    8.5gb disks are dual layer disks, there is only one write side. So yes they will
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    Thank the gods! Thats all I needed to know :p Thanks Snipe!
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    Well yeah but make sure your DVD can write dual sided disks...
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    ohhhh you got me there! hmm...how can I find out if it can??
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    it dont look like it does to me I'd think double layer is dvd-dl.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD+R_DL

    edit: yeah it dont, I just checked mine.. humm I should update my firmware lol I have pioneer 212's and one Samsung drive... never seen a point in updating drive firmware or I was always to lazy to bother.. my samsung drive has been acting up though maybe a update will fix it.

    peace
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    Thanks...thats not the news I wanted to hear :(
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    Nice! I dont plan on buying a new DVD-ROM tho..it aint that important just yet :p thanks anyway.
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    Sorry guys...Just noticed this:

    The drive also supports writing speeds of 8X for DVD-R, 4X for DVD+RW and DVD-RW, and 2.4X recording speed for Double Layer media.

    Is it me...or does that clearly say Double Layer????
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    yeah it does.. XD
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    Yes actualy...I never saw that there :p

    It clearly says DVD-RW DL

    So....does it support it or not?
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    DVD+R9 is Dual Layer!
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    It should but beleive it or not some DVD drives will only read double layers so it may still not write a Double layer disc. Im not completely sure on this though. See if any freinds of yours have a DL disc and ask if you can borrow it, then try to burn your files onto it and see what happens;)
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    oh god.....hmm....I really am not gonna spend money of these DL disks...I will wait and save up for some good DVD-RW R9 if thats what I need :p thanks for the help lads.
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    DVD9 is Dual-layer, DVD5 is single layer.

    It clearly states the Write Speed for DVD+R9 is 2.4X

    It IS compatible with Dual-layer and it WILL write them.

    Sorry to sound like I'm hammering it home but there you go :)
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    Thats a fact?? I can write 8,5 DVD disks??????? really???
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    Yes
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    Thanks alot :p

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