Hi, I've been struggling over the summer with both a new CDRW and DVD+/-RW. Neither of them seem capable of burning the CDR's I have at over 12x speed.
Now I realise the initial response may be that it's dodgy media. However these are Phillips CDR80's rated at a supposed 48x speed. As far as I have been able to find out over the last few days this is supposed to be good media and not dodgy stuff. Unfortunatly I haven't been able to test it with a different brand.
So I guess my first question is, anyone know if this brand is dodgy?
The DVDRW is the Optorite DD0203, I burnt off a DVDR at x2 speed no problem and can burn these CDR's on it at x12 speed. The other drive was a Samsung 52x52x24 CDRW which I sent back to the retailer believing it to be faulty. I tested it on another PC and had the same result (but again it was the same media).
When I had the same result again with this drive I was stumped. My old CDR burned at max speed fine, but then I realised my old drives max speed was only 12x speed anyway (for some reason I had thought it was faster).
Is it common for media rated at a speed to actually not manage it? It's never been an issue for me before because I've stuck with my 12x speed CDRW for years and just got used to being able to use any media with it.
So what do you think? Are Phillips CD80's junk and if so what CDR media am I best off getting. After all if you can't trust the speed rating on the media how are you meant to know if it'll work?
Could it be I've just been unlucky and got a bad batch? The thing is I got them in a batch of 50 a while ago (got 20 odd left) and not even sure where I got them from.
If it's not the media, what else could it be?