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New DVD writer

Postby ashley194 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:37

Hi all!
Tried burning a DVD+R this morning in K3B v1.0.4 on SL 3.5 L1 at a speed of x16. Normally I'd burn OS's at x4, but as this was music I burnt at a higher speed. Once the blank DVD goes-in, my drive makes this awful knocking noise then K3B shows 'burn failure' :cry: My DVD drive is possibly on its last legs, as selecting a slower speed x8 or x4 it works alright. I tried burning on lightscribe media last year (as my drive can handle them), what a disappointment that was :evil:
Back to topic, any advice on the best DVD (IDE) writer that's fully compatible with Gentoo/Sabayon I can get?

Thanks :D
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Re: New DVD writer

Postby wolfden » Sun Mar 02, 2008 21:09

I have the $30.00 Samsung DVD writer one from newegg.com has never had an issue with SL or SL iso files
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Re: New DVD writer

Postby ashley194 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 21:18

Thanks Wolfden, don't want my Loop 2 DVD to fail once burnt :!:
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Re: New DVD writer

Postby ashley194 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 17:21

Finally decided to go for a Pioneer DVD writer (DVR-115BK), just installed it, tested & fully working :D Now to test my new drive on something important like SL loop2 8)
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