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    i'm not sure if i should pay $114 more for a faster burner. these are the two i'm deciding on

    ASUS 0402P/D (basically pioneer 106 rebadged) - $165
    Pioneer 107D - $279

    is it THAT much faster and is the price difference really worth it??
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    well, it's a 15min burntime vs a 8 minute burntime. However, there's not a lot of support or media out for the 8x burners yet, so it's all up to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    well, it's a 15min burntime vs a 8 minute burntime.
    If you fill a full DVD disc (4.7Gb) at 4x it will take you over 3 hours.

    8x would get it done in an over an hour and a half still.

    What size are you basing this 15/8 mins on?

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    where are *you* getting your numbers from? I personally have a DVD+/-RW (LG4040B), and at 4x I can burn a full DVD-R (4.7gb) in 15 minutes (give or take 30 seconds)
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    I'm going to buy the Pioneer 8x soon - I've heard good things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    If you fill a full DVD disc (4.7Gb) at 4x it will take you over 3 hours.

    8x would get it done in an over an hour and a half still.

    What size are you basing this 15/8 mins on?
    I'm guessing you don't have, or have never used a DVD burner... You do realise that 1x is approximately 1,380KB/s, as opposed to 1x for a normal CD being 150KB/s? A 4x DVD burn (full 4.7GB) takes about 16minutes...

    If DVDs took 3 hours to burn, then I don't think DVD burners would be as popular as they are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaltec
    where are *you* getting your numbers from? I personally have a DVD+/-RW (LG4040B), and at 4x I can burn a full DVD-R (4.7gb) in 15 minutes (give or take 30 seconds)
    It takes 25-30 mins to burn 700mb at 4x.

    I don't see how thats possible to burn 4.7Gb, at only 4x, in 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    I'm guessing you don't have, or have never used a DVD burner... You do realise that 1x is approximately 1,380KB/s, as opposed to 1x for a normal CD being 150KB/s? A 4x DVD burn (full 4.7GB) takes about 16minutes...

    If DVDs took 3 hours to burn, then I don't think DVD burners would be as popular as they are...
    I don't have to guess. :rofl:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    It takes 25-30 mins to burn 700mb at 4x.

    I don't see how thats possible to burn 4.7Gb, at only 4x, in 15 minutes.
    I guess my posts don't count.. neither would linking to <a href="http://didyouknow.imation.com/information-art2.html" target="_blank">this</a> site which says the following:

    Data access speeds:
    DVD accesses data faster than CD and uses more robust error correction. In fact, the speed of DVD demands a new unit of measure. CD drive speeds are expressed as multiples of that format's original data transfer rate 'X,' or 150KB per second. A 32X CD-ROM drive reads data at 32 times 150KBps or 4MBps. DVD's 1X is a blistering 1.38MBps. That's faster than an 8x CD drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    It takes 25-30 mins to burn 700mb at 4x.

    I don't see how thats possible to burn 4.7Gb, at only 4x, in 15 minutes.
    Yes, for CD burning. DVD burning is totally different.
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