Not reaching designated burn speeds: Normal?

I’ve noticed that while burning, say, at 12x, the drive won’t actually reach that speed. I just burned a disc at 12x, and it maxed out at 10.1x.

This is normal, right?

Well it depends. What is your drive, what is your media, what is your firmware, where is the drive, internal or external, is it on an 80 wire cable, and what is telling you your burn speed?

There aren’t you sorry you asked. :wink:

Lol, nicely done chas :stuck_out_tongue: So yes, more information is needed before we can help you out further

My experience the drive is slower for the first half of the dvd and speeds up on the second half and if at 16x burn takes about 5 minutes.