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Who here Burns CDs at 48 Speed or Faster ?

Old 05-17-04, 11:34 PM
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Who here Burns CDs at 48 Speed or Faster ?

My burner can but i never choose to

at most i choose 24 Speed, usually 16 speed

I think it's safer, that's all

and there is less chance of compatibility problems

I have heard of people who can't read discs which have been burnt at too fast a speed
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Old 05-18-04, 01:06 AM
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uhh... I don't think there are any true 48x burners... most of them are a max speed, the inner portion of the disc... of course I probably am wrong and there are true 48x burners...

as for burning. I generally do it at 4x. The CD-RWs I use support 4x max. I don't do a lot of CD burning.. except when i'm changing the mp3's on the cd for my car.
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Old 05-18-04, 01:48 AM
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Not me. I usually choose 32x. My 5 year old CD-ROM couldn't read CDs that are burned with faster speed.
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Old 05-18-04, 04:20 AM
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I have the Lite-On 52x burner.

The setting is at 52x. I can burn 700MB in less than 3 minutes (from the time I click Start to when the CD ejects).

I have burned over 5 spindles (250+ CDs) and never had a single problem.
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Old 05-18-04, 08:46 AM
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I have the Yamahah CRW-F1 external firewire(info). It is 44x and in over a year I have yet to turn out a coaster. I usually burn a few a week. This one also does 700MB in under 3 min. I've used it on a G4 and recently upgraded to a G5 and run OSX.3, if that is any help.

Makes me wonder if those marked faster than that, truely burn any faster, after reading namja's post.
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Old 05-18-04, 08:53 AM
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I have a 48x burner, but burning speed depends more on the media I use. I've got some cheap media that when I burn SVCDs faster than 16x there's tons of macroblocking. But with some of the better media I have I usually burn at 32x, because for me the reliability is worth the little extra time between 32x and 48x.
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Old 05-18-04, 10:14 PM
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40x for me and my Plextor PX708A via firewire.

Use on the fly copy in conjunction with my Yamaha 2100 scsi and I burn CD in about 3 minutes (3:02 to be exact)
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Old 05-19-04, 12:34 AM
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16x is blazing fast to me. Especially after burning a few DVD-R at 2x.
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Old 05-19-04, 08:31 AM
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My Samsung burner is advertised at 52x but Nero only shows it up to 40x. Oh well, burned plenty of discs at that speed with no problem.
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Old 05-19-04, 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by matome
My Samsung burner is advertised at 52x but Nero only shows it up to 40x. Oh well, burned plenty of discs at that speed with no problem.
I used to have the same problem with my Lite-On 52x burner. Nero showed it at 40x. I don't know exactly when but after several months, it began showing up as 52x.

I also use Roxio CD Creator. That always said 52x as max.
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I have a 56x and have burned hundreds of cds and never had one not read on any player. Seems like you need a new burner.
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Old 05-21-04, 04:17 PM
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48X for me... or 40X on my other burner, but that's because that's as fast as it'll go. Never had a problem.
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Old 05-21-04, 05:11 PM
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I have a 52X and I burn at 8 or 16 for music and 32 and above for data.
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Old 05-22-04, 12:03 AM
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I think there is a very real "speed myth" in regards to cdr burning.

I can remember some of the older generation drives having issues with high speed burning. However, with the latest drives I think the accuracy is actually better at higher speeds. I have done some testing with a program called kprobe, and found that my liteon dvd/cdr combo drive actually has lower error rates when I burn at the fastest setting on BOTH cdr and dvdr media.

This probably doesnt hold true on different drives from different manufacturers, but does show that testing for errors is something not many people do, but WOULD give you a quantifiable result showing your players attributes. Rather than wonder, you can KNOW if it burns better at 24x or 40x or whatever speed is the maximum. Also something to think about is dirt and contamination that can get on the laser. I would bet than many issues with burning are related to contamination of the laser mechanism.

Just food for thought
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