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I just picked up a 20 pack of HP DVD+R DL's for 30 dollars. Is HP good for game burning? And since it says it's clocked at 8x on the label, I should burn at no less than 4x, correct?
 
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Yeah, just about any brand of discs will work, some drives are just picky.

I usually burn mine at 2.4x.
 
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I hear if it says 8x on the box don't burn less than half the speed.
 
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Where'd you hear that from?
 
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Jungleflasher IRC from many people
 
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Not true.

I buy 8x and burn at 2.4x, never had a problem.
 
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Are Real Retail xbox games burned natively at 2.4x. Like if I put in my MW2 that I bought from Gamestop, does it play at 2.4?
 
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I have no clue.

Just burn at 2.4x, the slower it burns, the better.
 
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Alrighty. Thanks
 
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Just curious...why would you pay $30 for low quality media when you could buy 20 verbatims for $25?
 
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Not sold in the store. I'm not going on a hunt for Verbs. They can't be UTTERLY HORRIBLE. I have 15 Memorex and 20 HP. No verbs but they will still work if burned at 2.4x
 
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chaoschief said:
Not sold in the store. I'm not going on a hunt for Verbs. They can't be UTTERLY HORRIBLE. I have 15 Memorex and 20 HP. No verbs but they will still work if burned at 2.4x


You can think that. I was just playing Dante's Inferno on a memorex and I got disc read error half way through (no scratches at all)...went back to the same spot and got it again. Burned on a Verbatim, no problem at all.
 
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You can think that. I was just playing Dante's Inferno on a memorex and I got disc read error half way through (no scratches at all)...went back to the same spot and got it again. Burned on a Verbatim, no problem at all.
Write Speed and can you install burned games to the Hard Drive?
 
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Write Speed and can you install burned games to the Hard Drive?

You can install them, but not if it can't read it.

I always use 2.4x
 
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4x is better for not amazing media apparently. Or is this false?
 
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The slower the burn the better the copy, its always recommended to burn at a slow speed.
 
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So 2.4 is good even for Memorex and HP?
 
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No matter what media you burn on, a slower speed is normally recommended. That way it can burn at a slower speed putting less stress on the lens. You really want to invest in higher quality media, specifically Verbatims. They tend to last longer, be read in every drive type, and result in less coasters. It is all up to opinion but for an extra 5 bucks, I think I will get my moneys worth since I am only paying about a dollar per game as it is.
 
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chaoschief said:
So 2.4 is good even for Memorex and HP?


Ah sorry, I burn at 2x for everything. 2.4x is the max write rate for Verbatim DL
 
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