DVD+R DL Compatability

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I want to buy some good quality DVD+R DL disks. I have determined which brand is the most recommended. I have never used DVD DL before. There are three write speeds available with not much difference in price per disk.

    2.4X
    2.4X to 6X
    8X (Reported to burn at 10X with some burners)

    I know that the PC on which most of the DL burns would be done supports DVD+R 8X DL burns. However, my other PC's that have DVD-RW drives with DL support probably only support slower burn speeds.

    Question: Based on your experience, will the older PC's with DVD-RW drives with DL support most likely burn the 8X DL disks? I realize that if they did work that the burns will only be done at the supported slower speed.

    Thank you.

    My main reason for starting to use DVD DL disks is for System Partition Image to bootable DVD. One of my PC's requires two DVD's each time I Image to DVD.
     
  2. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I went ahead and purchased the Verbatim 2.4X DVD+R DL after finding on Verbatim's product information (not on the packaging) that their 2.4X DVD DL disks will burn up to 6.0X if the DVD Burner supports the higher speed. I have completed successfully one burn of almost 8 GB. The estimated the burn speed was ~4.7X on my DVD burner which is an 8X DL burner. If you subtract out the lead in/out times the burn speed was ~5.0X. The burn operation was done with Image for Windows 2.26 at standard compression.
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    TheKid7,

    Interesting. As that DVD is bootable, all you have to do is click "Yes" and the restore takes place.
     
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