I have spent several hours on the Internet looking for an answer to this question without success.
How critical is it to ensure that the advertiseed write speed of the CD-R media matches that of your drive? Is there some leeway either way?
For example, I have a batch of verbatim 700MB CD-Rs with x 48 indicated on the package. However my CDRW drive has a max write speed of x24. The retailer (a large reputable UK company) assures me that these discs can be written at any speed up to x 48, but is that really the case?