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Old Nov 19, 2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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I am going to be getting a blue ray disc burner in the next few weeks. The one I am getting has specs that list the max write speed as 12x for BD-R discs. However when searching for discs from places like newegg and bhphotovideo all I find are 4x speed BD-R discs. Is that the max speed that discs are being marketed to the general public at this time or am I missing something? Also any idea at 4x speed how long it will take for me to burn a full 25GB disc?

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 5:30 AM   #2
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Sony sells 6X BD-R disks, but their BD-RE and Dual Layer disks only go up to 2X.

TDK has 6X BD-R and BD-R DL disks, but 2X BD-RE DL disks.

Verbatim has 2X BD-R DL

Imation's BD-R disks are 4X but their BD-RE disks are only 2X.

Maxell's Blu-Ray disks are all 2X.

As for speed, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray...cordable#Speed
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Seems like using a 4x BD-R disc I can finish off an entire disc faster than I can finish off an 8.5GB DL-DVD disc. Very interesting. Thanks for the info

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