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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:36 PM
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Is it normal to take 2 hours to burn a DVD-ROM
or have I just bought shite disks?
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:37 PM
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1. What, do you have a chipmonk in there carving the dvd?
:rofl:

Shite disks indeed!
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:37 PM
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2. Depends on the speed of your writer and how much data you're writing.
2 hours doesn't sound all that abnormal to me if you're burning a full 4.7 GB DVD. 4.7 GB is a lot. :shrug:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:38 PM
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4. 4.3Gb
I certainly couldn't write that much down in 2 hours! :D
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:45 PM
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9. Are you sure?
If it says "2 hours remaining" 2 hours from now, you might want to start. :P
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:46 PM
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11. Nah it's half done already
It took 30 minutes to get to 25% and a further 30 minutes to get to 50% and I kinda spotted a pattern emerging.

I'm smart like that you see. :D
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:41 PM
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6. No way man, in my experience that should take no more than a half hour.
Edited on Sat Dec-09-06 04:41 PM by primate1
And that's a really broad estimate. DVD writers are pretty fast.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:44 PM
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7. Again, depends on the brand and how old it is.
If it's a few years old, it's probably not up to snuff with the latest and greatest.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:47 PM
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12. This drive is nearing 3 years old
It writes CDs lightning fast though.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:53 PM
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15. Still sounds slow, even for an old drive.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:54 PM
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16. I was thinking that too
The first one took ages too. At least it worked, though. I should count my blessings. :)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:56 PM
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17. Yeah.
Mine isn't all that new. Got it maybe two years ago. One of the first dual-layer drives that came out. I don't even think burning a dual-layer disc took that long. Haven't burned one of those in ages though.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:38 PM
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3. BILLY!!!
:*


:hug:


:loveya:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:39 PM
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5. What a pleasant diversion
:D

:hi: lizzie! How are you?

:* :loveya:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:45 PM
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10. I loves me
my Billy. :hug:


I'm okay. Worked at my friend's gift shop today. I'm tired.

How are you?

:loveya:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:48 PM
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14. I loves my lizzie too!
:hug: :loveya:

I am okay. I went into town today and saw a steam engine. :D
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:44 PM
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8. Throw some more lighter fluid on it...
You should be able to burn up a disk in less than a minute, really...
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:48 PM
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13. But then it won't even work as a coaster
;)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 06:39 PM
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25. And THEN I read your reply.
oh well
:shrug:
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 09:50 PM
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26. GMTA...
I'm flattered that you went in the same direction...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 04:59 PM
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18. Normal and billyskank in the same post
:rofl:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 05:00 PM
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19. What are you saying?
Edited on Sat Dec-09-06 05:00 PM by billyskank
:shrug:

:P

We need Rev back IMMEDIATELY!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 05:03 PM
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20. I'm saying, dear billyskank, that you are fucking not normal.
But I so love you that way.

Freak.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 05:07 PM
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21. Yay!
:loveya:

:freak:

Being normal is for losers. :D
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 05:10 PM
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22. Being normal doesn't even rate a rating.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 06:35 PM
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23. You must have a DINOSAUR of a drive...
Edited on Sat Dec-09-06 06:35 PM by Rosco T.
2 hours is 1x burning..

go to www.newegg.com

find the Pioneer DVR-111D $32.50

CD-R: 40X
CD-RW: 32X
DVD+R: 16X
DVD+R DL: 8X
DVD+RW: 8X
DVD-R: 16X
DVD-R DL: 8X
DVD-RW: 6X

recommend it HIGHLY
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 06:38 PM
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24. Try more lighter fluid.
:-)
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-09-06 09:56 PM
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27. I thought you went to bed two hours ago.
Maybe you're just too tired to do it right. :P
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