Simple CD question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Harry K., Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Harry K. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2003
    North Carolina
    Do I have to buy CD-Rs that are specific to the speed of my drive or can I burn a 48X CD on a 24X drive?
  2. papersushi macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2003
    Yes, you can use 48X CD-R on a 24X drive. Numbers printed on CD-Rs means maximum speed allowed, when you use 48X CD-R on 24 drive, you will only operate at max speed of 24X.
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Some cd-r's say 48x 52x and so forth. That number only means the maximum speed those cds will burn at. Your cds will burn under your 24x burner.

    Say I have a 52x cd burner and I have 48x cd-r. I cant burn at 48x cds at 52x speed.

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