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  1. I don't think Blutach would endorse using them if made in Singapore is still available


    Of course with enough time they may get the bugs out of Indian production, some batches have been excellent?


    Single layer used to be made in Singapore, dual layer replaced that, BluRay might if it ever takes off, now it's made in Japan

  2. Donta,

    you are particular about your enclosures for usb and with testing have eliminated substandard or even average chipsets


    the new nec ones seem quite up to the task


    according to dee and a few others over at cdfreaks


    I overgeneralize when I say usb sucks

  3. +RW , -RW and -R can't be done.


    I wish you would tell that to nero


    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B A106 (ATA)

    Current Profile: DVD+RW


    Disc Information:

    Status: Complete

    Erasable: Yes

    Formatted: Yes

    Sessions: 1

    Sectors: 2,295,104

    Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes

    Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

    Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x


    TOC Information:

    Session 1...

    -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)

    -> LeadOut (LBA: 2295104)


    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

    Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01

    Book Type: DVD-ROM

  4. If your verbatim's were made in india, they are made by the same company as your ACME media.


    My computer is over 2 years old and hardly state of the art when built.


    My LG burner is about 3 years old and still going strong.

  5. Regarding usb, unlike ata/pata burning, it's more closely related to burning in pio mode, sure the interface is theoretically capable of 480Mb/s, but it can't even handle video capture from cam corders without dropping frames.

    Why? The overhead is handled by the cpu not the chipsets. Hence the problem with dropped frames or I guess semaphore timeouts in burning. Using a source usb drive and burning to another usb drive is just plain asking for trouble unless your computer is fully optimized and has enough horsepower to manage the task. All these points I am making are common knowledge. Usb sucks


    I did run into one guy who swore his old dual cpu power mac could burn 2 dvd's at the same time at 16x with firewire and toast

    but the source files were on a raid stripe not another external drive.


    E-sata would be my choice if I had a laptop with inadequate hard drive space, looking forward to seeing e-sata dvd burners if they can ever get the bugs out of that

  6. I have burned about 200 yuden T02's, 100% success


    maybe 500-600 tyg01, 2 an 3's maybe one coaster


    verbatim's maybe 600-700 of the 16x almost all dvd+r's maybe 5 coasters


    I don't use old drives or outdated firmware or usb burners


    even with 2nd class media I usually get 96-99% success


    3rd class I try to avoid

  7. afaik it's a good way to make a coaster if you multitask right at the beginning of a burn


    nero grabs a 200 megs of ram just in case you need it and then releases excess later


    at an 8x dvd burn you are only writting at 11 MB/s


    there are a few nero geeks left over at cdfreaks

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