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test a DVD burner

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009, James Kramer wrote:

> Does anyone have a suggestion of how to test a DVD burner.  I recently
> purchased a 100 pack of R+DVDs.  I am having problems burning to them.  I
> can burn to  CDs OK.  Every now an then I can burn to a DVD but in general I
> am having problems and don't know if I bought a bad bunch of DVDs or if my
> burner is on the blink.  Is there a way to test the device.

I have learned, through many burned DVDs turned coasters, to burn at the 
slowest possible speed.  Fewer coasters.

Many/most DVD burners these days support +R and -R, and, at times, you may 
come across a CD drive that is really not a DVD drive, but you may still 
try the DVD in it, thinking it may read the DVD.   There are exceptions - 
some drives are +R or -R only.

Just a few of the things I've come across and learned as time passed.


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