Burning 24X at 52X? Yes.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by coopdog, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    I asked about 3 people at both Compusa and Bestbuy if I can burn 24X CD's at 52X everyone at the stores said that I wouldn't be able to. I just got my new homebuilt PC (it's so sweet, UV Reactive everything, ATI 9700 and super fast 2.4 GHz.) It has a 52X sony CDR and I have a bunch of 24X CDs. Well I was able to burn the 24X TDK's at 52X fine and they work in other computers too. SO is this not normal? or did the people at compusa and bestbuy just know know what they were talking about.:D
  2. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Re: Burning 24X at 52X? Yes.

    Oh, that's perfectly normal, nothing suprising there...
  3. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Re: Burning 24X at 52X? Yes.

    It usually works, but they'll have a higher failure rate than real 52x CDs (that said, I have yet to see one fail).
  4. maradong macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2003
    that has nothing to do with that.
    Normaly the burn software slows the bruning down, if the speed is set to high, but the other point is that the cd producers dont make 7 different models, they will just do one model able to be burned @ 52 x for instance, and label all the other down, even if they got the same capacity.
    my 0.02$
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Seperating the wheat from the chaf on CD-R's

    Basically, a CD-R disc that is label 16x is only guaranteed to burn at up to that speed. This goes for whateve rthe disc is labeled.

    At any given burn rating on CD-Rs, some will happily burn at that speed (or below) but will have problems faster. Some can burn faster with little problem (although the exact speed depends on the batch of discs). And some have problems burning even as fast as the advertised speed.

    If you're willing to risk making more coasters, try burning at a faster speed. The problem you might run into here is that depending on the drive you tyr to read these discs in ther emight be issues. More so with older drivers and lower quality drives.

    I have a small handfull of 16x CD-Rs left, I use those in the slower burner I have, when I need to use it.

    My recomendation however is to buy discs rated at least the speed of the burner you have. The prices are the same really, so why risk it?
  6. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    Yeah, the speed a disc is rated at is "the maximum burn speed the manufactor suggest and will support" but you can easly burn faster than they are rated. I have never been impressed by the knowledge of best buy employees. I'm sure some of them know there stuff, but most are clueless.
  7. iElvis macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2003
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I've burned many:
    16x cds @ 24x
    20x cds @ 24x
    24x cds @ 52x
    and never had a problem. The only problem I had was when 24x burner died, so i got a 52x burner.

    I was at Best Buy the other day to buy a firewire card for my PC and a firewire cable. I found the cheapest firewire card by the iPods (out of stock) and I asked an employe if they had any cheaper firewire cables (had a $45 cable) and he said no. I went looking myself and found a $25 cable.

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