Im still using an oldschool toshiba 2x dvd burner. Ive been using cheap generic dvd-rs and ive used a few spindles of the Staples brand 8x blanks. All of those worked great, ive only had a few coasters early on. Since i ran out of the 8x ones, i purchased whatever that was on sale, which are 16X Dynex. I tried burning something today with Nero. Everything went smoothly, it went through all the motions without any error messages. It even took the same amount time my burns usually take. I got the "your compilation burned successfully" message and everything. But when i popped the disc back in the burner, it turns out that the disc is still blank. Ive tested one dvdr from the top, one from the middle, and one from the bottom. I get the same results.
So my newbie question is are the 16X dvd-rs "too fast" or "too good" for my 2x burner?