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Writing/Re-Writing on high speeds...

Postby NobodySpecial on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:29 pm

Oh what the heck, I must ask about.

Is it always good to write/re-write data @ lower speeds ~24x, or this the rule only applies for music/video recording ??

p.s. Rumors have been spoken, that writing at high speeds actually preserves data more reliable over the years, can that be right ?

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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:50 pm

Welcome to CDRLabs! :D

In a high-speed drive, you'll probably get the best results from writing at either the highest speed or a speed one or two settings lower (i.e. a 52x drive does best at 52x, 48x, or 40x), assuming your blank discs can handle high speeds (most can these days).
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Postby burninfool on Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:49 am

If you're using a CD-RW it makes no differance what speed you burn at.Burning CD-R's with older writers is a little more trickier,if you overburn audio or video CD's then you might get less errors/artifacts if you slow down the burn.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:53 am

I'm not sure I agree with you on that CD-Recorder. My best burn quality on my LiteON 48125W (48x12x48x) usually comes at 12x, which is several steps down from 48x. And the best burn quality from my Plextor Premium usually comes at 8x or 4x, which is MUCH lower then 52x.

Generally I recommend 12x for burning stuff that is important. The problem is that every CD-R type is different. There is still media being manufactured for burning at 2x, and this media doesn't do so well at speed greater then 12x. However some media is now being optomised for speeds of 48x and 52x, and this doesn't always burn as well at speeds below 24x.... if you add the differences between CD burners into the mix, you end up with a complete mess of information!

Which brings me back to 12x, a nice middle ground. If you don't know your media, and/or how it performs under different conditions, then 12x is probably your safest bet.
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:59 am

Interesting, I'd always heard that the highest speeds were best. I'll have to run some more tests before I state that fact so conclusively! Thanks for letting me know! :D
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:33 pm

Well guys could anybody tell me if there are some serious errors when I burn audio at 24X Z-CLV.I have a LG GCE-8240B and I have no problems listening to audio CD's burned at 24X?
So shall I use 16X next time onwards,as I am unable to check the CD for error as my writer does not support C2 error correction.

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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:00 pm

I typically burn my audio CDs as fast as my burner will let me; last night, I burned an audio CD at 52x CAV (but the speed didn't reach 52x because the disc wasn't full). It works fine.
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