Resolved Apple USB Superdrive - minimum possible cd-r write speed

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  1. meigo1234 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008

    I have a strange request, for burning Audio-CDs ... usually it's the faster the better, but I have a really old hi-fi cd player and it kind of struggles with CD-Rs burnt with 16x ... I have a Plextor Writer. older burnt CDs are no problem and work fine. obviously they've been burnt at lower speed.

    does anyone of you know by any chance what's the minimum speed the Apple USB superdrive can write to CD-Rs? setting it in Toast Titanium or even in iTunes...

    my Plextor seems to be limited going down to 16x for CD-Rs.

    do you know any other external or SATA internal dvd/cd writers that support lower writing speeds for CD-Rs? 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x,

    thanks for any help
    all the best
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    What software are you using to burn your CD's?

    I use either Toast or "Simply Burns".

    I have a 2013-vintage Samsung USB CD/DVD/Bluray burner, and Toast gives me a full choice of speeds (all the way down to 1x).

    It -could be- your Plextor burner.
    How old is it?
  3. meigo1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008

    thanks for answering

    my plextor burner is about four years old. its the PX-L890SA ...

    do you have the possibility to choose, and are all speeds in bold? because I can choose down to 1x, but its only bold til 16x. my burner can't burn CD-Rs slower than 16x...
  4. meigo1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008

    solved, kind of

    I've bought the
    LG GH20NS10
    from a pawn-shop. old LG burner, nothing fancy. but it has SATA and does the job. I can write CDs now in 4x 2x 1x. 4x and the CD is working perfectly on my philips CD 753 player. with CD-text...

    so the 16x burning was really the problem...

    all the best

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