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XP SP3 IBM T60.

I have been informed that the dvd ram in my computer will write faster than 2xs only on one specific manufacturers media. All other media is restricted to 2xs. How can I change this?

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Some media make that restriction. If you look up specs on media for sale, you will notice that they also have a speed on them, this is the max speed that a burner can write to them. Check the specs on the media for its speed. If this is not the issue comment back. –  David Dec 22 '10 at 20:25
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Do you mean "only on one specific medium"? If so, it's probably the disk itself which has the speed limitation (so you shouldn't attempt to exceed it, disks limit their burn/read speed for a reason).

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Sounds like a comment on the question regurgitated. I like how you worded it though. +1 due to a friendly way of wording it and being correct even if you regurgitated my comment... –  David Dec 22 '10 at 21:10
    
It can't be regurgitation if I said it before you ;) I feel it's pretty obvious that this is the issue at hand, the question is more just to show why I'm not answering the question directly. –  Matthieu Cartier Dec 22 '10 at 21:20
    
I have been informed that unless I use a particular make of cd/dvd, my computer will not burn at more than 2xs, the the computer will vary the speed according to the medium's maker. I cannot find the source again. Is this wrong? –  Xavierjazz Dec 23 '10 at 0:06
    
That's not incorrect -- the medium itself can assert the r/w speed. –  Matthieu Cartier Dec 23 '10 at 1:12
    
Well, I'm using 2 different types of 8x DVDs. Both write at 2x.? –  Xavierjazz Dec 23 '10 at 5:00
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