Tuesday, September 06, 2005

iMac: Slow DVD burning

I've had an iMac G5 for a couple of months now, and I love it. Recently I started trying to burn DVDs, and now I've got issues.

So far I just have the 100 TDK 8x DVD-R and 100 TDK 8x DVD+R I bought at Costco, so I need to try some other brands. But, for now, it looks like DVD-Rs turn into coasters at 75% or so, and DVD+Rs burn but only at 4x. When the DVD-Rs aren't coasters, they burn at 2x.

Something fishy going on here, I'll follow up when I can.



At 9/25/2005 7:33 AM, Blogger marcom said...

i have recently acquired the same machine in Australia. I have a spindle of 50 DVD-Rs which are 8x. They all burn at 2x in my superdrive. I tried a suggestion from the Apple messages but it didn't help. I believe my 1x - 8x TDK media did burn but only at 4x. I'll have to try another brand of media but don't think it will solve the issue. It's either a software or firmware problem that Apple have to fix.

At 9/25/2005 10:22 AM, Blogger Doug Simpkinson said...

Thanks for the input, marcom. I'll follow up when I've had a chance to test all the different brands of media I just bought.


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