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Unable to burn on 16x DVD media

I have always been able to burn DVDs on 8x or less but am havingtrouble finding them anymore. Is there an upgrade for my Lite-on DVDburner that will allow me to use the higher speed media?

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Re: Unable to burn on 16x DVD media

Go to the device manager check for the properties of your device and there check for update driver it will check for any updates for your driver !!and check for windows update also!!

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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(CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner will it burn dvds?

Read/Write Speed CD-R Write:

4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV
24X ~ 40X P-CAV
52X CAV (turbo mode) max.

CD-RW Write:

4X, 8X, 10X, 12X CLV
16X ~ 24X CAV max.

CD Read:

52X max.

Buffer Memory

2 MB

Random Access Time

100 ms.



Sustained Transfer Rate (CD-R/RW Discs)

600 kB/s (4X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,200 kB/s (8X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,800 kB/s (12X CD-R/RW read/write)
7,800 kB/s (52X CD-R/RW read/write)

Media and Modes Supported

CD-ROM (Mode 1 & Mode 2),
CD-ROM XA (form 1 & form 2),
CD Audio,
Video CD,
CD Extra,
Packet Writing

Burst Transfer Rate

PIO Mode 4: 16.7 MB/s,
Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/s.

no you will need dvd rw to burn dvd's
hope it helps

Dec 03, 2011 | Sony (CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner

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It is possible that you are not able to burn 16X because of the media or type of DVD that you are using now. Also were you using Toast 6 before or did you upgrade?

Jul 30, 2008 | NEC CD & DVD Burners

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How much burn speed should kept when i burn a cd or dvd like 16x or 8x or 4x etc

Hi ,
The slowest is always the best one !
Less errors , best quality .
Regards .

Jan 09, 2011 | LG GH22NS50 22X DVDRW SATA Drive OEM...

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I only can write with 4x maximum while dvd could

DVD burners will only write to the maximum stated.

Also if you are using 4x DVDs then that is all they will burn at without often giving errors when used.

Trying to burn a 4x DVD at lets say 16x can cause burn failure or data corruption.

Cd's on the other hand can burn at lower speeds than they are stated.

To burn DVDs at higher speeds your burner needs to be capable of that speed

Sep 06, 2009 | NEC ND-2500A DVD±RW Burner

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Writes to 8x dvds but not 16x dvds. Why?

It could be lower quality media that the drive does not like for 16x writing. I would try a higher quality blank DVD. It could also be the software you are using. I recommend imgburn from which is a great little free app. This program is a very no nonsense burning app without the bloat of most other programs.

If you buy a single or 5 pack of high end media and use imgburn yet it still will not burn at 16x speeds I would contact Mad Dog as you may have a bad drive.

Aug 22, 2009 | Mad Dog Multimedia (MD16XDVD9) DVD±RW...

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Writing to DVD takes excessive amount of time

The problem is that you might not have sufficient memory. Try burning @ 8x. Burning DVDs at 16x is a speed higher than the speed @ which file transfer takes place within the pc. So the lack of availability of memory slows down the proces. I once had the same problem.

I hope u find it helpful sir...

Nov 05, 2007 | Samsung SH-S182D DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Lite-On SHM-165H6S & Lightscribe 1.2 media

have you tried updating the software to the latest version, there are probably patches on the manufacturer's website.

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Problems recording DVD-R 16X

Try this download page to update your firmware from 25/10/05, so if you bought your writer before this date maybe this will work, otherwise buy 8x discs. The faster the discs are burned the more chance of errors there are, you should write at slower speeds for better quality.

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Dominator 4in1 year purchased 2003

Some disc brands just don't work with certain burners, and that can result in the said error. Did the store give you a different brand when they replaced your old batch? this error can also be a result from burning too much to the disc, or from trying to copy protected content. If you're burning movies, I would suggest that you close all other programs while burning, and burn at the lowest speed. Regardless to the error, you'll get a better quality result. Good luck

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