Dead DVD rom

I did a speed test using Nero CD-DVD speed

My dvd-rom (lite-on 16x) never got higher them the 2x
My dvd burner (lite-on 16x burner) when from 4x to 8x, but after the 4gig mark it when back down to 4x

Does this mean....
1) My dvd-rom is dead??
2) My dvd-burner is on the way out as well??

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Actually, most burners never get close to their rated speed as shown by a good speed test.

Only the expensive ones ( PLEXTOR ) really get close.

As long as it works, be happy.

I always keep a spare around ( Cheap at $30 after rebates )

I hope this helps !
These are just bench mark test.

Data size, buffer size, Disk etc all will make a differance when burning. Its always better to copy the contents of a CD to the HD, Then burn it to disk. It will make your VD\DVD burns faster.
You can also check for a firmware update on you burner.
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dark_shadow_2000Author Commented:
Well I just got myself two lite-on 18X burners did a speed read test on a copy of C&C3
There star at  about 5x, get up to 12X at the 4g mark then slow back down 5x at the 9g mark.
Why the slow down??
probably using  a variation of CAV ?

SPeed changes based on where it is on the disk.

I hope this helps !
dark_shadow_2000Author Commented:
dark_shadow_2000Author Commented:
Sorry I forgot I had this question still open.

I went out and got two new roms.
Closed, 50 points refunded.
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