Cd drive help!

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#1

Hi i was wondering how much hassle can a cd drive take. Im a sound artists making a piece using lap tops - I want to continously burn and erase a cd for about ten days ( roughly six hours a day) and I was wondering will this burn out the drive?? Would slowing down the write speed help and also giving the computers a break within the six hour time period be enough to keep it running okay? Im really worried about this! any replies would be hugely appreciated!


#2

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Certainly burning too much can damage very fast a drive. If you leave at least 10 minutes between each burn to cool the drive, maybe you can burn many times.

Another issue is that a rewritable media will degrade very fast if you erase it too many times.

Isn’t it simpler to do all tests in your HDD, and then burn only final results?