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Format a new BD-RE DL disc

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This is a great program.

 

Used it to format a couple of new TDK BD-RE DL disks. Each one took 3 hours & 15 minuets to fully erase/format. I disabled "prefer format without spare area", "prefer format with full certification" & "verity" before process.

 

Is over 3 hours a normal formatting time? or I missed something?

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I've never dealt with BD-RE DL before; I can only go by my experience with BD-RE.

 

 

I didn't change any of the default options for a full erase/format and I think it takes like 30 to 45 minutes to do it.  3 hours sounds a little long to me, but there's nothing that says a BD-RE DL has to format at only exactly twice as long as a BD-RE, even though it's only just twice as much space.

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If you're formatting with spare areas enabled, the drive will be verifying as it burns... Or in this case, as the programs writes zeros to each sector. That'll be slowing it down a lot.

 

For a really fast format, you also need to disable the 'prefer properly formatted discs' (or whatever it's called) too.

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I plan on getting my first BD-RE DL soon, within a week to a month.  It will be a Verbatim one, formatted in my Pioneer, with the default settings for BD-RE DL formatting.  I'll post here how long mine takes.

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I ordered a Verbatim BD-RE DL today.  It should be here within 8 days.  I'll then format it and post how long it took me to do it using the default options for ImgBurn, unchanged.

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Well, I received and formatted by Verbatim BD-RE DL in my Pioneer Blu-Ray rewritable drive.  It took Total Duration: 01:34:22.

 

 

Now, depending on what you changed in the settings, I could see it taking twice as long as it did for me as it did for you.
 

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