Can a regular DVD burner burn dual-layer DVDs?

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  1. Kadence

    Kadence Senior member

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    Can all DVD burners burn dual-layer DVDs, or do you need a specific type of burner? My burner is the Samsung SH-S223Q.
     
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  3. Bateluer

    Bateluer Lifer

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    Not all DVD burners can write DL DVDs. They need to support it. Sometimes a firmware update can add support, but not always.

    Samsung specs

    According to Samsung's specs, your drive can burn DL disks.

    CD-R Write 48X (7.2 MB/sec)
    Read 40X (6.0 MB/sec)
    CD-RW Write 32X (4.8 MB/sec)
    Read 32X (4.8 MB/sec)
    CD-ROM Write 48X (7.2 MB/sec)
    DVD-ROM Write 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    DVD+R Write 22X (29.7 MB/sec)
    Read 16X (21.6 MB/sec)
    DVD-R Write 22X (29.7 MB/sec)
    Read 16X (21.6 MB/sec)
    DVD+R Double Layer Write 16X (21.6 MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    DVD-R Double Layer Write 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    DVD+RW Write 8X (10.8 MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    DVD-RW Write 6X (8.1 MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2 MB/sec)
    DVD-RAM Write 12X (16.2MB/sec)
    Read 12X (16.2MB/sec)
     
  4. Kadence

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    Thank you :)