Is 1x Burn Speed Of CD-Rs Possible?

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  1. judakubassek macrumors newbie

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    I want to burn my audio CD-Rs at 1x speed for the best results. I've just bought the LGBE06LU10 burner (because the iMac 24s cannot burn any slower than 8x speed) and updated the firmware to YE05. However, I can't force it to burn any slower than 4x. Is there any way of doing this?
     
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    I've had issues with older CD players not being able to play CD-Rs recorded at 4x. I need to go slower.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I would say it was the media, not the speed.
     
  5. judakubassek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use Verbatim CD-Rs - apparently they are on the top 3 list of recordable media.
     
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    I've had problems with Verbatim before, I use Sony and have never had issues.
     
  7. judakubassek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So is there no way to force a burner to slow down - no hacks or firmware flashes, or otherwise?
     
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    No clue, possibly using something, but there are very few drives out there that even support 1x. Just because it is a slow as possible doesn't make it the highest quality. Things have improved over the years ...
     
  11. slothrob macrumors 6502

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    I've had problems with Sony CD longevity. I store my disks carefully, but my 8-10 year old Sony disks are now failing (multiple production batches), but the Verbatim are still without errors.
     
  12. judakubassek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From my research, the only thing Sony does to their CD-Rs is add their name. The actual CD-Rs are manufactured by somebody else. Apparently, they are one of a whole lot of manufacturers who do the same thing, except for Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, and one other one I can't recall. Those three make their own CDs, and therefore give the best results.

    Maybe I should give Taiyo Yuden a try. They are the ones who actually invented CD-Rs.
     
  13. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you are the only person in the universe who wants to burn at 1x speed. If I could burn a CD in 1 second that would still be to slow for me...:p

    But seriously, I have never heard of any 1x writers, perhaps you can find one from 1990 that does.

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    Oh, I get it now, you are pulling a Joaquin Phoenix on us, pretending you are serious...:) Dang, why am I so gullible?
     

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