16x drive/media only burns at 4x?

sephy2006

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I bought 2 identical ASUS DVD drives(which in retrospect was a bad idea) which are advertised as having a 22x burn speed on DVD+/-R. No matter what burning software I use the highest I've gotten is 8x, even with 16x discs and the software set to 16x. I can't figure out what the bottleneck is, since my hard drive and the SATA interface can easily handle 16x.

Any ideas?
 

Jospeh

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Write speeds:
DVD+R 22X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-R 22X
DVD-RW 6X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 32X
DVD+R DL 12X
DVD-R DL 12X
DVD-RAM 12X
Are you using RW discs?
 

Jospeh

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I'm guessing it is because of the DVDs. If you tried a different brand it might burn faster.
 
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