Can't get my NEC 3520A to burn lower than 2x

vbimport

#1

I’m trying to back up my old PSone games and everywhere I go says to burn at 2x, however I cannot choose a speed lower than 8x. I’ve used Nero and Alcohol 120% and both programs had 8x as the lowest I could write CD-Rs at. Is there anything I do about this? My main thing is, that I want the back up game to be high quality, and anything I can do to get moving in that general direction would be good. Also, if this is topic is already covered somewhere, could someone point me towards the thread, because I can’t seem to find what I need to know no matter how many forums and search engines I try.

NEC 3520A CD/DVD (-r,+r,-rw,+rw) 1.4 ghz p4, verbatim cd-rs (48x I believe… maybe 52x, i threw out the label that was wrapped around the spindle)


#2

To my knowledge you can’t burn lower than 4x with CD-Rs with most media and contemporary burners. Try getting yourself some 16x Fujis (TY) and you should be able to get down to 4x.


#3

Try to find an old version of CloneCD, around version 4. I have checked out my old copy and it says that I can get my NEC 3500 to burn a CD at 1X. I haven’t tested it but it might work for you.

Possibly a newer version would work as well. Post over in the CloneDVD forum and Olli might know.

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#4

not here though burn them at 8X, your using decent verbatim cd`s.


#5

1X burn speed is a myth. Try quality Made in Japan media. You shouldn’t have issue with 4X or 8X CD-R burn speed.