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How fast does my CD/DVD/BDR drive burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray?

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How fast does my CD/DVD/BDR drive burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray?

Answer

 Table I: Drive Speeds/Specs by Model:

Brand
Model

CD/DVD/DVD-DL/BDR
Burn Speed

Accepted Media Types
Pioneer
DVR-104
8x / 2x / na / na
CD/ DVD-R 4.7GB
Pioneer
16x / 4x / na / na
CD/ DVD-R 4.7GB
Pioneer
16x / 4x / na / na
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB
Pioneer
24x / 8x / na / na
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB
Pioneer
32x / 16x / 4x (+R DL Only)
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Plextor
48x / 16x / 4x (+/-R)
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
40x / 16x / 8x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
40x / 18x / 10x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
40x / 20x / 10x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
DVR 215(SATA)
40x / 20x / 10x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
DVR 216(SATA)
40x / 20x / 12x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Pioneer
DVR 218(SATA)
40x / 22x / 12x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Sony
48x /24x /12x
CD/DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB
Blu-ray Drives
Pioneer
N/A / 8x / 2x / 2x
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25 GB
Panasonic
24x / 8x / 4x / 2x (BDR & BDR DL)
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25/50 GB
Panasonic
40x / 16x / 8x / 4x (BDR & BDR DL)
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25/50 GB
Panasonic
40x / 16x / 8x / 8x (BDR & BDR DL)
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25/50 GB
Pioneer
40x / 16x / 8x / 12x (BDR & BDR DL)
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25/50 GB
Pioneer
BDR-206
40x / 16x / 8x / 12x (BDR & BDR DL)
DVD-/+R 4.7GB DL 8.5 GB BDR 25/50 GB
LG
40x / 16x / 8x / 16x (BDR & BDR DL)
Indentical to above + BDXL
CD Drives
Plextor
52x
CD
  • Click the link on the model number for a pdf of the manufacturer specifications.
  • Sony Optiarc AD-5260S is the current DVD drive used in our Products.
  • LG WH16NS40 is the current Blu-ray drive used in our Products.
  • BDR-101A Firmware update to version 9.01 adds support for Sony ("NS1/ES1"), Verbatim ("IMa/Im0"), and Matsushita ("T01")  BD-R/RE media. As well as keeping TDK ("RBA/WBA")
     

To find your drive model on a Windows PC - Right click on the Publisher Drive in Primo - Choose Disk Explorer and Drive Properties - The drive model will be listed on this screen.

Table II: Drive Speed by Media type in Minutes:

Disc Type
Speed (x)
MB per Second

Speed (Minutes) per disc
for fully burned disc

CD
52x
7.95
3:00
CD
40x
6.12
3:20
DVD
20x
27.00
5:30
DVD
18x
24.30
6:00
DVD
16x
21.60
6:30
DVD - DL
8x
10.8
20:00
BDR
4x
18
25:00
BDR - DL
4x
18
50:00
BDR
8x
32
16:00
BDR-DL
8x
32
32:00

Notes:

1. All times assume media is capable of maximum drive speeds.

2. All times are based on real world testing. These times will not conform to other speed charts available on the web which are based on theoretical burn times.

3. All times are for full actual data burns filling the entire capacity of the discs and include writing the lead in and lead out. They do not include robotic time. Lesser burn amounts will not necessarily follow a proportional reduction in speed because drives slowly ramp up to the stated fastest speed and do not reach that speed until near the end of a burn. In other words, the MB per second listed above only occurs at the top speed achieved near the end of a burn and cannot be used to extrapolate burn time when give the amount of data to burn.

4. All times are approximate and depend on several factors including computer USB bus speed, computer processor speed and hard drive configuration (RAID, separate hard drives for data and OS.) For optimal burning speed follow the below recommendations. 


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