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Has anyone tried 8X +DL's yet? I can't find any for sale in Canada yet, and am very curious as to how they're working out for folks.

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I haven't tried any yet but I did buy a couple of the Ricoh ones a while back. I'll test them this weekend in the Plextor (now I have a nice new one back from Plextor... mine died :( ) and in the BenQ 1655 too.

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Did you get warranty on the Plex? I'm looking forward to the 760's release, supposedly the end of March in N.A., not sure about Europe, but it may be sooner there. It looks like a decent burner, 10X +DL, 18X +R, both should be good for a laugh or two.

Re Ricoh +DL's, I've had good luck with them at 4X, but having said that I haven't scanned them either. I'm anxious to try the 1655 at 8X DL, but so far it's still only showing 2.4X, I guess it needs yet another firmware update.

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DVD+R9 supported media types: 20

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CMC MAG D01-000 2.4x

CMC MAG D02-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

CMC MAG D04-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

FUJIFILM FR1-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

INFOME D01-000 2.4x

KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x

MKM 001-000 2.4x

MKM 001-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

MKM 003-000 2.4x

MKM 003-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

PHILIPS CD2-000 2.4x

PHILIPS PD2-000 2.4x

PRODISC D01-000 2.4x

RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x

RICOHJPN D01-002 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

RITEK D01-001 2.4x

RITEK D03-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

RITEK S04-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

RITEK X01-001 2.4x

RITEK X08-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x

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Yup, the plex has a 2 year warranty so I just filled out the online RMA and 3 days later I had a new drive :)

 

Really can't fault plextors return policy!

 

Good point about the BenQ firmware... it probably wont even see these Ricoh as being 8x! Guess it'll just be the plex that gets tested then.

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What went wrong with your Plex LUK, if I may ask? Nice to see they have a good warranty, and a 3 day turn-around is excellent. I must admit it's the drive I go to for all DL burns, very happy with it's performance, even at 6X. Zapping another Verb right now, I've noticed with both Ricoh & Verb +DL's that they will read/verify faster if they're not burned at 2.4X, in which case they seem to only verify at 2X, VS 8X if using MAX burn speed(6X on Verbs, 4X w/ RICOHJPN-D00-01). This seems to have been the case w/ Ricohs on IB 1.0.0.0, but not Verbs, where they still only verified at 2X. With 1.1.0.0 both will verify at 8X, so perhaps that's the reason for the increased verify rate?

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It just stopped burning everything.

 

DVD-R burns came out with the discs still registering as being 'Empty' but you could see it had burnt the disc by looking at it - although it did just look like it was burning from about 1cm from the inner ring.

 

DVD+R always returned an 'Unable to recover TOC' error once it had burnt the disc and then tried to verify them - as such, verify never actually happened. No other drive could read the burns either.

 

Sorry, I don't have an explanation for your odd verify speeds.... I don't recall doing anything that would have sped up 1.1.0.0.

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Perhaps it's another case of the much talked about but never proved "learning" firmware :lol: .

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Just got a couple mini spindles of Verb +R DL's in the mail, both med code MKM 001-000, one is rated up to 6X, the other 8X, obviously just a little newer packaging. Hurry up BenQ, need new firmware... :lol:

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