Originally posted by struan
do you think it would be a safe solution to my problem?
Probably. The Lite-on Ltr-24102B was the last drive made by Lite-on that was specifically optimised for burning really c**p media at max speed. In fact, it’s probably the most media tolerant writer ever made.
Whilst I don’t have mine hooked up right now, in nearly 2 years of heavy use I’ve never had any problems burning data at max no matter what the media was rated for and no matter how cheap and nasty the media.
However, if you’re burning audio, I wouldn’t burn at higher than 16x (preferably 8x) and for (s)vcds I’d stick to 8x.