Burning Quality

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NightHawk_450, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. NightHawk_450

    NightHawk_450 OSNN Addict

    Is there any difference in quality if you burn to a cd-r(w) at various speeds??? Not being specific to the type of information being burned....

    Example: does burning at 4X mean you will get a better quality burn then if you burnt at 8x or 12x etc.

    thanks in advance!!!
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    simple answer: no

    if its a successful burn doesn't matter,

  3. pacou

    pacou Guest


    the all manufactured of cd rom make the standard
    support write on the speed of cd rom

    your make burn identified the good speed for the
    cd rom
    exp: 4x12/24/40
    write = 4
  4. SkidMark

    SkidMark Guest

    i think it's mostly to do with the media your burning on ...
    some cdr's use better "dyes or layers " than others and so produce less errors

    the media will usually be marked or labelled with what their max burning speed is .

    keep in mind , most cd rom drives have error correction that can cope easily with the slight errors made by burners

    i usually burn at one step less than the max of either the burner or the media's max rating , i did read somewhere that it can actually make things worse if you burn at too slow a speed , as the "layers" in the faster media is more sensitive to the burning laser's heat , (there's less time for the laser to burn that spot) and burning at a slower speed can cause "overheating or burning " and actually produce more errors
  5. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    Hey ICE :D , such a speed ! those were my words ...:D