Burn Tests DVD+R DL Media

Sony bundled some Mitsubishi DVD+R9 media with which to test the drive. We pulled the information below from DVDInfo Pro.




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The ugly 2.4X write descriptor shows up. So far as we can tell, here is one of the first published screen grabs of a DVD+R9 burn. Enjoy.




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Sure, it isn't the most interesting burn that we have ever seen, but it is surprisingly stable. Notice, however, that this 7.96GB burn took 45.23 minutes! Burning two 4.38GB discs takes less than 15 minutes.
Here is the read test on the same disc with the same drive. We did not have many problems.


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  • Rumble - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    Will it work with XCopy? Reply
  • Rumble - Thursday, July 29, 2004 - link

    Will it work with XCopy? Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, July 17, 2004 - link

    Dizan,

    I think it will be 4X DVD DL capable (not that there will be any media anyway).

    You can probably still order it or the LiteON SOHW-832S from the US though.

    Kristopher
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  • DizanTar - Friday, June 11, 2004 - link

    I asked Sony about if and when this drive will be available in Canada. Sony responded that this model will not be available, but the replacement drive will be in august. Anyone knows about a new model of this drive, except the external one?
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  • DizanTar - Friday, June 11, 2004 - link

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  • fedrive - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - link

    Atomic holographic Storage using Ultra Violet Light should offer a challenge to Blu-ray.

    http://www.colossalstorage.net/colossal5j.htm

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  • AbRASiON - Thursday, May 06, 2004 - link

    I concur with Tim (post #15) - it would be nice to know we can control precisely where the layer change is.

    I'm also curious on the compatibility of a BURNT +R DL or -R DL disc on most DVD players - I bet it's quite a bit lower than non DL disc's

    :(
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  • Belzer - Thursday, May 06, 2004 - link

    I think the DL burners eventually will be faster than 4x speed, maybe 6x-8x. Remember that it was not long ago that many said that DL burning would not be possible at all. Quote from the same article as you linked to: http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/140#philips

    "For instance, one company (BenQ) mentioned to us that 4x would be the maximum recording speed for DL discs but the spokesperson for Philips said that it will probably go faster than that."
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  • MysticMan1 - Thursday, May 06, 2004 - link

    Also the DL format speed will max out at 4x speed because of the amount of power needed to burn a double layer disc. Reply
  • timmiser - Thursday, May 06, 2004 - link

    I am concerned about software support specifically choosing when the DVD switches layers. In commercial DVD's, they purposely put the change to the second layer at a part of the movie where it will be less noticable. (The switch causes about a 1 second pause.).

    If I am burning a home movie onto a DVD DL and if I don't have control of where the dual layer switch occurs, it may occur in the middle of an undesirable moment in my movie.

    I wonder if there will be any way to stipulate where this switch occurs?

    -Tim
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