Throughout these forums, users frquently state that burning at lower than the rated speeds of the media is preferable for better data transfer (ie fewer errors and coasters). I’m curious as to what users on this forum set their burning speeds. For instance, if you are transferring dats such as photos or other files onto CD-R’s that have a 40x burning capacity and you have a 52x capable burner (or say, a 8x DVD and a 16x capable DVD burner), which speed do you choose for the best results? Do you underburn and if so, how far below the allowed speeds do you underburn (speed not a factor since preservation of data is paramount)?
I burned a gapless audio cd with Burn At Once at 4x which produced gaps in the CD, but when I burned at 24x, it became gapless. That was a bit confusing. This is a bit different than the question above since I wasn’t trying to preserve data for “archival” purposes.
Finally, does Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 allow for speed burning control?
Thanks for the input.