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Overburning with a Plextor 48/24/48A

Postby Gamleboyen on Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:45 am

I recently did some test overburning with my Plextor, and to my disappointment, I never managed to burn more than 82:30 on a 80-minute CD-R.

I've installed the newest firmware, which should make the drive able to overburn to 99 minutes.

So my questions are:

Is 80-min CD's unsuitable for overburning more than 2:30 (~25 MB)?
Is it just the media I've been using that's at fault? (I've even tried with an Plextor CD-R that came with the drive)

Is the 99 minute burning only audio CDs, or is it possible even with data CDs?
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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:56 am

Overburning to 82:30 with an 80 minute disc is pretty good.

If you want to overburn beyond that, pick up some 90 or 99 minute discs.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:48 am

as Ian said, get some media that is rated for those sizes. Only the Plextor Premium, and some Sanyo drives have the ability to put 99min worth of data/audio onto an 80min CD-R, and they use their own proprietary formats to achieve this (which appear to be very similar to each other).
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