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32x media @ 40x

Postby QQ on Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:25 am

Hey gang, long time no see.

Funny story happened to me today:

I ran out of disc space, so thought I'd burn some files - popped in 48x media, selected 40x burn speed, pressed burn.. and bam, not enough space on media. Oh well, I took out 90min cdr, put it in, clicked burn.. and noticed this media is only 32x :(

Well, I let it burn, checked "verify written data".. which came out without any errors.

I ran KProbe through it, and this is what I got:

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Should I consider this media to be usable, or should I reburn those files at slower speed? I wont be using them much, but I still need em.

Thanks for any info :)
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 08, 2003 10:29 am

I would re-burn that at a slower speed, probably at 12x.

Here's a question for you, WHERE did you find Ricoh 90min CD-Rs??? can you give some info on the media itself? I've never heard of Ricoh making 90min CD-Rs
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Postby QQ on Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:54 am

Uhm, bought them in Lithuania, labeled as acme cd-r, manufactured at JSC ACME Baltija (Baltic) - which says they were manufactured in Lithuania. Using Ricoh goods? I have no idea.

And I dont want to reburn it either :( Those discs are expensive..
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:09 pm

Well, keep the original files on your HDD then. And run Nero Scan Disc to make sure the whole disc is completely readable. :wink:
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:43 pm

I wouldn't trust that burn for long time storage either. If you don't want to use another 90 min CDR, unload a bit more from your hard drive and use 2 regular blanks. :wink:

BTW- the KProbe scans are smaller and sharper if you save them as PNGs instead of JPGs.

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Postby QQ on Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:12 pm

It's 800mb - not enough for two blanks, too much for one. It's discography of one band, so I don't want to mix it with other stuff.

Whole disc is completely readable, so I'm not sure of what to do..
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:16 pm

did you try burning these CDs at a lower speed?
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Postby QQ on Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:04 pm

Nope, first one I've tried.

But I tried burning same compilation at 12x, as suggested, and it came out even worse - all files still readable, but more C1s and much more C2s :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:53 pm

not all media burns the best at 12x, it's just a very common reliable speed.

Is this an audio CD you made, or a compilation of MP3s?
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Postby unclebud on Mon Aug 11, 2003 6:17 pm

store it vertically
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:18 pm

unclebud wrote:store it vertically


why? I'm not saying it isn't a good idea, but I'd like to hear why you believe it is.
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