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problem with CD-RW media (16-24x verbatim media LG 4320b)

Postby blakerwry on Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:43 am

I ahve the LG 4320b CD-RW drive. I bought 2 packs of Verbatim 16-24x "UltraSpeed" CD-RW media for backups on this drive and a newer LG combo(4480) drive. The newer drive is a 24x RW, this drive is only a 10x re-writer.

can this drive burn to 16-24x rated RW media?

The reason I ask is because Nero(newest version off FTP) refuses to burn on the media, citing that it is incompatible with my drive. It then asks me to insert a new disk. I also have the newest firmware for the drive v1.02.

On the package the CD-RW's state that only "UltraSpeed" RW drives can write to this media... at the time of purchase I confused this with "HighSpeed" RW... am I just out of luck with this media?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:53 am

If your drive doesn't have the "UltraSpeed" logo on it, then it is VERY unlikely your drive will support them. Sorry! :cry:
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:18 am

the media is UltraSpeed.
your drive only supports HighSpeed - only up to 10x.
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/gcc_4320b.asp
so the drive can't burn this media.
(the media speed is not "backwards compatible").

dolphinius_rex wrote:If your drive doesn't have the "UltraSpeed" logo on it, then it is VERY unlikely your drive will support them. Sorry! :cry:

not true, since quite a few drive do support US media but don't have the logo, just the HS logo.
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Postby blakerwry on Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:33 pm

Thank you guys for the replies. I had not heard of the UltraSpeed spec for RW media. That's probably the reason I overlooked it.

I may keep the media anyway because it should be good for backups on the 1 writer it does work with.

Although it makes me wish I hadn't bought 2 of these 32x10x40 RW burners just a a few months ago. Is 10x RW media pretty common still, when should I expect it to be hard to find good quality 10x RW media? (I have an LG drive and have had good luck with Verbatim)
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:41 pm

well, there's still plenty of NormalSpeed RW media (1x-4x), including Verbatim DLP (where i live at least).
so there's no need to worry yet about lack of media.
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Postby blakerwry on Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:52 pm

heh... 1-4x, really? not around here...

I don't know if I could even find verbatim at 10x at the local store I went to. (they did have Memorex)

I still have 4 10x RW's, but that's not enough for me to do a ghost image of my HDD... besides, 2 are imation, 1 is Verbatim, and 1 is LG branded mitsubishi. I wouldn't want to perform a backup on mixed media brands.


Surprisingly the Imation RW has worked well for me, what RW brands are recomended for LG drives?
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jul 25, 2003 9:06 pm

OK then i got another solution for you:
buy a newer CDRW drive! one that does UltraSpeed CDRW.
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