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DVD -R * speed won't be recognised in my new samsung X30 HTC notebook

HELP!!!  I have a samsung X30 HTC755 notebook and my bulk pack of 8 speed DVD -R won't recognise in the player.  I've even tried these in my JVC external DVD recorder and they too aren't recognised - does anyone know what the problem might be....

Thanks

DB
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Hi fsbsupport,

Normally with these kind of things the problem is the brand of the dvd's. It's always a bit of experimenting which brand works best with your drive.
As you say they're also not recognized in your external drive I assume the disks you bought are not high-quality disks.

Greetings,

LucF
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Am I right in thinking that the problem of DVD +R and DVD -R is now a thing of the past as all drives play/record either?  I know in the early days there was some problems.  Also, do you know what DVD-RAM is and it's benefits?

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DB
did you check what speed your DVD recorders accept? maybe they do not recognise the 8x speed, and you should use 2x or 4x types
Will the recorder not change to the lower speed automatically?

DB
Not if it is not recognised !!
fsbsupport,
The drive in your laptop only supports DVD-R, no DVD+R so in that way, you bought the right disks.
You have a 2x drive which should work with every DVD-R disk (not depending on the speed) the quality of the disks is what makes the difference, please try another brand.

LucF
You need to know exactly what speed your Recorder writes on and what speed the media accepts writing on. Not to mention the media type.. +R or -R. You can also go in for a BIOS upgrade of ur recorder from http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php and see if that helps. Sometimes its a glitch that gets sorted out. Also what softeware are u using to burn the DVD's and are u making good copies of the same?? IF not burnt carefully they become dead discs cause they are not in the correct format.

Dan
There are still drives around which can only write to DVD-R(W) or DVD+R(W). DVD-R are usually slightly cheaper than the + Version, but also not as fast. Also the + versions are often better quality. Reading the different formats should usually be possible from most drives.

DVD RAM is something quite different and can't be used by most systems as they come enclosed in Caddies.
Ok, to get rid of the confusion :)

These are the specifications of the DVD drive in the laptop in question:
2xDVD-R, 1xDVD-RW, 2x DVD-RAM, 16xCDR, 10xCDRW (9.5mm)

http://tinyurl.com/5g7bz
(link shortened to prevent horizontal scrolling, links to the technical specifications of the X30 HWM 755)

LucF
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PS: forgot to mention the issue with your JVC recorder, this is probably down to the media and is a coincidence.
AlasdairMcL,
So, it's either the number, or the letters that are faulty in the question :)

fsbsupport,
Can you verify?

LucF
LucF, what is the full model number of the notebook? I'll find out what I can about the drive you have installed. Either that, or type the model number into a search engine and you'll get the results from a retailer.

The model number is on the underside of the notebook above a barcode, and will start NX30.

As for the letters quoted, looking into it further it suggests that the letters are definitely wrong. The T denotes a 14" screen, your X30 has a 15.4" widescreen, so should be HWC or HWM depending on the drive type.
AlasdairMcL,
I think you misunderstood me :)
In the question the laptop is a samsung X30 HTC755 which doesn't seem to exist, the closest I could find is the X30 HWM 755. I could have made a mistake with my assumption that this is the laptop in question.
I just hope fsbsupport can verify the exact model number, so we can be certain about which dvd drive/combo we're dealing with here.

LucF

p.s. I'm not the author of this question, fsbsupport is.
LucF,

I seem to have mistook you for the author of the question, my mistake. Same questions as above apply to fsbsupport.

Alasdair
Is he here?? I dont see him responding to questions. SOmeone yell for hm to come answer our queries from the top :D

Dan