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Thanks, very informative site, in fact it helped me make the choice.
the problem here is the used media, how about trying Verbatim branded media and you will receive 8X -R and 12X +R writing speeds
Ahh, I must admit, I was wondering if it might be that as well based on a throw-away comment someone made to me.
On an aside note, what specifically is the difference between -R and +R media? is it just a different spec or is one superior in terms of longevity / quality to the other. Indeed, is there a place I can find out info on what sort of expected lifespan DVD's have and if they last longer that CDRs ?