16x TY media, 8x burner... what speed should I burn at?

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#1

simple question… I have 16x TY DVD-R media, but my burner is only rated at 8x… what speed should I burn my backup movies at?


#2

Either you have a very old drive, or you are using a slim/laptop drive.

If your burning program will allow you to burn at 6x, that is what I would try first. 8x will probably also work with TY.


#3

Yes I am using a slot loading slim drive that came with an HP Touchsmart… I have burned ridata 16x media no problem at 8x… but just because it WILL burn is it recommended to burn 16x media at 8x on a 8x drive? Will the burn quality be any different if it were 16x media at 8x on 16x drive?

I only ask because I read that you should burn slower than the write speed of the drive, but at the same time I read you should burn at the speed the media is rated for… in my case they clash… Will I get a quality burn on my 8x drive with 16x media burned at 8x?


#4

Your options are limited by the drive. There probably won’t be much difference between the 6x and 8x burns. If you had a burner with scanning abilities, you could test a few disks and confirm this, but using TY media I think you should be ok here.

The other option is simply to buy TY 8x media. I prefer TY 8x +R disks over any other type of disks anyway. You can find them at online shops like rima.com or supermediastore.com.