HP introduces 18X super-multi DVD writer with LightScribe

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   HP introduces 18X DVD writer with  supermulti support and LightScribe EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS, October  2006 '“ 18X  will be the new writing speed standard on HP drives. HP will launch the...
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18x is useless, pure marketing.

Try either the NEC or LG 18x burner, and see if you still think the same. each are only $30 @ Newegg…:slight_smile:

16x LGs with Renesas-chipsets are almost same fast as 18x from others :+

agree, 18x speed rate might be more important in marketing, but generally, 18x burners make better burns on other speeds than 16x speed burners

I have a 16x Pioneer and use 16x DVD-R discs and I still burn my DVDs at 8x. I just don’t see that much of a time difference from 8x to 16x. It’s just marketing bulls**t.

Try H12N. 18x H12 is faster than 16x 4163/4167.

That’s because you are using a Pioneer 16x. Can you burn a full-size DVD (4.7GB) in under 5 minutes 30 seconds with your Pioneer at 8x?

Yes. Yes, I can. :slight_smile:

This burner is pretty good. Any bad/good experiences with the lightscribe and HP DVD+R 16X DVDs?? Mine wil burn a perfect Memorex DVD, but the HP DVD looks like I printed it as draft.

By the way, I forgot to mention I installed the ELCU and the DVD still looks very light.