cd burns at 8x rather than 24x

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2ms, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    My CD burning always seems to go at 8x instead of 24x. These CDRs are a few years old (ie they may not be rated 24x), but they are in perfect condition and are Tayo Yuden (top quality). Why's it not going faster?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    My April 2001 could burn CD-R's at about 10x, so I'd have thought that 24x was reached ages ago...
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    This is going to sound really obvious... it sounds like they're 8x discs.
     
  4. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's the difference? What makes them 8x instead of 24x?
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    they aren't manufactured to the same standard.
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The speed of the discs are actually encoded somewhere on the discs so the burner knows.
     

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