4x vs 8x burn speed

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#1

I just ordered a 1640 and am just waiting for it to come.
To get the BEST QUALITY burns does this burner perfer 8x or 4x? i ask because my pioneer A109 is OK at 8x but very good at 4x.
I only use genuine TYG02 8x dvd-r’s.


#2

I’d say 8x. Check out the 1640 SL media test thread.

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#3

all depends on which media you are using :wink: its unlikely you will get better results at 4x on that media


#4

If you are using TY as you say you are go for 8x or even faster …


#5

The general rule is +R can be improved by slowing the burn and -R cannot. I found G05 was worse but I have found TYG02 was better on one of my drives; can’t recall which one though. You could always burn one and scan and see what it looks like.


#6

g05 can be better at 4x, depends on the drive. nec2510, pioneer 107 burn g05 better at 4x.


#7

I fully agree with chas0039. On benQ’s 16** TYG02 burns best at its rated speed (8x) with WOPC enabled.

Some members have had problems to get 1640 to burn 4 and 8x rated dash media at 8x, but this seems to be solved with the latest firmware.

BTW check out this thread; ‘post your BenQ 1640 SL media…’