best wii backup burning speed?

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  1. Kevin578
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    i have verbatim 16x dvd-r and was wondering what the best speed to burn at was. i heard it was 2x-4x?
     
  2. raulpica

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    I have some games that I've burned at 16x. No problems.

    So it depends on your burned and support. To be sure, 4x is good.
     
  3. Kevin578
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    ok thanks. I heard it's better to turn burnproof off? Is that true?

    burnproof=Buffer Under-run Protection
     
  4. g.crow

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    if you turn it of and your buffer runs empty youll get a coaster
     
  5. mastertard

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    I would say half the speed of your burner or half the speed the DVD-R supports, whichever is lower

    16x burner + 16x DVDR = 8x
    16x burner + 8x DVDR = 4x
    8x burner + 8x DVDR = 4x
    8x burner + 4x DVDR = 2x
    4x burner + 4x DVDR = 2x

    etc
    etc
    etc
     
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    thanks for the speedy replies everyone.

    so low speed is not neccesarily better?

    one more question: do i need to patch the isos or something? or do i just go straight to burning?
     
  7. Supertag

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    Burn them at 2.4X . Slower is better [​IMG]
     
  8. test84

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    Kevin, I heard there are some brick blockers that you can apply to your ISO's too.
     
  9. mr deez

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    8x is always fine for me. I've also had burning pause as the buffer runs low as I've been running a load of other stuff, caused no problems at all. I also use Verbatim.

    I'm no expert, but I read somewhere that real low speed burning can do more harm than good... but then, i've never had any need to experiment as never had a single disc read error.

    Mastertards advice sounds about right to me.

    Also, no patching or anything required if you're burning iso's from the same region as your wii, but i also check mine with regionfrii to make sure I've not got something thats not quite what it says it is.
     
  10. Kevin578
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    thanks for all your help [​IMG]

    i found out my drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L which writes at 16x for dvds

    my dvds are 16x verbatims so i should burn all my isos at 8x?
     
  11. Tomobobo

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    Man I burn everything at 16x. I even do other things on my PC while burning, and I can't remember ever getting a coaster. I use Sony DVD-R's on a Lite-On.
     
  12. kiwibonga

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    I've never used anything less than 16x, I even use 16x with 8x discs. I use a piece of crap BenQ generic drive that cost about 50 dollars 3 years ago. I recently bought a spindle of 100 store brand 16x DVD-Rs for 22 dollars and they burn magnificiently.

    I think it's ridiculous to even suggest that you should burn at anything but the default, highest speed setting when you don't know what drive he has.
     
  13. blindr

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    i always go 4x
     
  14. LordWill072284

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    i do all mine at 4x, always worked, sony+r' = 16xs on 16x dvd burner, 4x or 2x...
     
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    12x and no DRE's
     
  16. Lazycus

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    Verbatim DVD-R 16X burnt at 8X work best for me.
     
  17. tanktnt

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    I always burn at 1x. I still get DREs sometimes, though. I think it's because I have a really old burner that can only go up to 2x.
     
  18. shadow_cruiser

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    I'm sorry but burning anything less of 12x is rather useless. The better technology with burners + media + software these days overcomes the possibility of DRE's.

    I've burned about 120 gamecube and 100 wii games with not one DRE!!

    My favourite combo which has lasted me for years is

    NEC Drive + Taiyo Yudens DVD+R + IMGburn