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CD Write Speeds ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jakamoko, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi All,

    Just while I'm waiting for my shiny new CD-RW drive to arrive (Lite-on 52x32x52x), I was kinda wondering,

    What do you Guys reckon is the optimum write speed for day-to-day work ?

    A friend who uses the same drive maintains that you should never go above 16x Write speed. So whats the point of a 52x drive ? OK, so I don't want to hear the disk go BANG inside (seen it happen - not nice), but 16x ?

    Thanks, all :)
     
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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    I normally burn at half my drives max speed. But thats just me.

    :D

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  3. Phil
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    ummmm, I'd just say don't exceed the CD Media's maximum write speed and you should be ok. I think one drive varies from the next so if you experiment with different media you should get an idea how your drive will behave.
     
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  4. kelton

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    I have not had a problem with my LiteOn 40x12x48x - I normally switch on the autodetect feature of Nero and let it determine the speed.

    I think as Phil points out - just dont burn faster than the media suggests.


    Burning at less I think just makes the faster drive speed pointless... certainly with features like Burnproof now in the burners there isnt much point in slowing it down unless of specific problems.
     
  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks for that, Guys :thumbleft

    The drive still hasn't arrived yet, so I guess I'll need to try and be patient :cry:

    Anyway, I picked up a pack of disks yesterday that are 48x, so I'll prob go with that to begin with, then ease back if I have any probs with them.

    I JUST WANT MY NEW TOY !!! :ma
     
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  6. dirtyh

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    burn at maximum speed if your hard drive is fast enough to supply the data.
    to check if alls ok your buffer should not drop below 90%.
    also only burn at 52* if you use quality disks i have replaced a few cdrw which had shattered cd's inside because there cheap.
    check that all ide channels are dma enabled in device manager.

    personally music cd's i burn at 40ish speed with 52*drive, data if important i burn at 24*speed'but keep an eye on your buffer dont burn when it drops below 90% if u struggle to acheive this defrag your drive-partition to keep the buffer in check.

    ps good choice liteon rocks
     
  7. Jakamoko
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    Thanks all,

    Forgot to mention it arrived the other day, and is a fierce beast :alien

    I decided to start at 40x - did a few disks, and all was well. Then decided to try one at 48x - again, all was well - buffers sitting neatly around 97-98% consistently.

    So tonight, I got brave and went to 52x (full speed). Never again - spent the entire 2 ( :!: ) minutes waiting for the BANG !!!

    So I think I'll settle for 40-48x for now. We'll see ....

    Thanks for all your views :)
     
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  8. kelton

    kelton Nibble Poster

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    40-48 should be fine for anyone. I dont think many people need burning to be *that* time critical.
     

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