Burn Speed - Slower Better????

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Bob Dobbs, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ok I've been burning CD for a number of years now and alway click MAX spped - seemed like a no brainer. My car's CD player is very jumpy with home burned CD's (no skipping with store bought ones though)... For some reason I burned a CD at X2 - just a whim... it seems to play MUCH BETTER.

    Could it be? Could a slow burn - burn deeper or better? or is it all in my head.

    Thanks
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    No your right burning at a lower speed will make less mistakes and may may the difference between readable or not.
     
  3. slipper macrumors 68000

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    i dont think you have to worry, a couple years ago CD-Rs have made a significant step in terms of reliability when burned. I never get a bad disc now days.
     
  4. toontra macrumors 6502

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    In years of burning all kinds of discs (audio, film, data) I've never had any problems burning at the fastest available speed. I was told some time back that audio (aif, wav) files were safest burned at slow (x4 max) speeds, but I gave that practice up and now use 40+ without a hitch.

    It may be that a few years ago this was an issue but I think this is now largely myth. My advice: burn at the fastest speed & if it's something really important then verify after - still quicker than snail-burns!
     

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