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  1. seany

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    I have a panasonic dvd-ram sw-9581 dvdr drive. Its a max 2x drive. I've heard that some 4xdiscs can damage 2x drives.


    Does anbody know if it's an issue with my panasonic?

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    sean
     
  2. MarkE19

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    I would have thought the drive will refuse to write on a disk if it is not compatible. I got a Pioneer 106 and it refuses to write on single speed CD-RW the minimum is 2x.
     
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    Its not an issue in panasonic drives as they will only work at the maximum speed. Some other drives though determine the laser strength from the media inserted and can wind it up higher than the maufacturer intended causing the drive to fail.
    I believe those manufacturers are aware of the problem now and will have released patches to resolve it for older drives, and newer ones will be ok.
    Best bet is to visit the web site of your manufacturer and search for this issue.
     
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    I heard of this being an issue with Pioneer drives only (where you use the wrong media you could potentially knacker the drive) but as said already new firmware was issued for them.
     

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