overburn question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by oDin, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    i have a file that is 659mb and my cds only hold 650mb. i have been thinking about playing with this overburn thing for a while now. i just have one question. on the 'overburn' tab in nero, there is a warning, saying may damage your cd-r.

    what are the chances of my cd-r being damaged????

    my cd-r is a plextor plexwriter 16/10/40a. it's a fairly good writer. i am just paranoid about wrecking it.

    has anyone with this same writer had any problems with overburning a cd?? any success stories???

    thanks
    oDin.
     
  2. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    i think you could safely burn that :) if its a binary file(Bin) the actual size will be much smaller than 659
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I agree 659 mb is not really pushing it
     
  4. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    thanks for the replies...one last question though.

    which do i use disk-at-once or track-at-once???

    thanks

    oDin
     
  5. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    DAO

    Don't use TAO ever. Unless DAO is not working.


    I have overburned many times and never had a problem.
     
  6. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I've always used disc at once, when burning images.
     
  7. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    kewl it worked...thanks
     
  8. PHiSHnz

    PHiSHnz Guest

    how much would you say you can safely overburn by?
    i mean.. if you too far.. are you kinda guaranteed to screw ur cd writer?
     
  9. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    Not really.

    On my old TDK Velocd 12x, I was able to burn 712mb of video onto a Memorex 700mbCD-R.

    The drive worked fine.


    The most I would say is 720mb and that is pushing it. Though I have heard of people going over 720mb.

    I really don't think it would hurt your drive. I think that is more hype then fact.
     
  10. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    usually a minute to 2 minutes is max