Are faster burn speeds reliable?

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#1

I recently got a new SONY AW-G170A B2 with 18x DVD burn speed. I read somewhere a while ago that faster burn speeds aren’t as reliable as slower speeds such as 4x. I was wondering if this is true, because lately I’ve been burning data DVD discs at 18x. Should i lower my speed or is 18x fine?


#2

With a quality 16x media I burn at 12x for reliable results. Whilst good to excellent results can be got by 16x or 18x burning I prefer to err on the side of caution.


#3

Burning at 18x increases the risk of getting a bad burn, especially if your media isn’t top notch. By burning at a less extreme burning speed such as 6x, 8x or 12x, you will reduce that risk. It doesn’t guarantee a better burn, but it reduces the risk of getting a bad burn.

Burning DVD±R Single Layer media at 4x or slower on most modern drives will often produce worse burning quality than burning at medium speeds or even high speeds.


#4

Thanks for the info. Just curious, what burn speed should i use for home movies i have edited/created to burn onto a DVD? In other words what speed is the best so that there are no skips and playback is smooth.


#5

That depends on the burner aswell as on the media…
Which drive/media do you use?

Me, I prefer Verbatim DVD+R 16x and Taiyo Yuden 8x for my video backups.
My combinations:

Plextor 755A + Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R (TYG02) burning at 8x
Benq 1650 + Verbatim DVD+R 16x (MCC004) burning at 12x

Also in use:

Plextor 755A + Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R (TYG03) burning at 8x and 12x
LG H22N + Verbatim DVD+R 16x (MCC004) burning at 18x


#6

The source of the data is not the factor in quality burning. The speed of the burn, the drive, and the media are what makes a difference. Good media on the right burner is generally best at 12X. Some is better at 8X. Lower quality is generally better at 8X. It all depends.


#7

Quality media is perhaps the most significant factor.

I’m with [B]Pianoman[/B] on this as I primarily use Verbatim/Infinity 16x +R and Taiyo Yuden +R (8x & 16x) media.
Sony 16x +R which I recently got (on offer) seem to be going well so far.


#8

i also found lower burn speeds. cut back on bad burns x8 for nero on a liteon only a few minutes longer


#9

I use TDK 18x DVD+R (70 pack spindle) with a SONY AW-G170A B2 18x DVD burner. Do you think TDK is of good quality.


#10

I’ve burnt TYG03 media at 20X with my LiteOn 20A1P and the results are awesome minus a spike in LiteOn scan but Benq’s scan is astounding besides TRT is excellent with both drives

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1737646&postcount=460


#11

My experiences were not good so I dumped TDK. Most other comments I read here are not positive.


#12

I tested my 18X/20X drives and they overspeed well but i burn my keepers (TY02’s mainly) at rated speed.