DVD iso burning 8X?
2014-09-01 22:52:50 GMT
Since I bought a new PC a couple of years ago I haven't been able to burn isos and get the correct md5sum. Using both Brasero and k3b the min speed this drive can do is 8X. Every time I burn an iso it fails the md5sum. I tried DVD-RW 4X discs and that worked - but when I blank the disk and try to burn another it fails. It seems I have a poor DVD drive - are these modern SATA drives only capable of 8X. It plays DVD videos fine and seems to be ok otherwise. I understood that the bigger the iso the more likely a burn is to fail. How reliable is burning a DVD? My old PC only had a CD writer/DVD reader drive bought in 2005 - it's been faultless burning CD isos and I have only ever used 4X (it's minimum speed). Maybe it's old but never failed to produce a copy. This newer PC DVD drive it would seem is poor at 'writing'. I'd be grateful if someone could let me know if they've had problems burning DVDs at 8X - were CD writers more reliable? I have always burnt an iso for each release install as I don't like USB sticks... perhaps that's what most folk use now. thanks james