Does burning at a low speed help?

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#1

Does burning at a speed lower than the rated speed of the media help in terms of getting a beter quality score? I burn 16x MoserBaer -R media on a NEC ND-3500 at 4x
Also which drive is good for quality scanning?


#2

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=179760


#3

#4

On Genuine, quality media, it can have the opposite effect. On good media you should burn it at its rated speed you will get a better scan. Remember, high speed media uses a special dye that is more sensitive and requires less exposure to the laser, so it is better to burn that way.

Example, I always burn my Taiyo Yudens 8x at 8x, whether data or video, I have posted some scans in other threads, they are excellent. Burning it at 4x would give a higher PIE/PIF count.

There are some cases of crap media rated at 8x that burn better at 4x, but for quality media burn at its rated speed. For 16x media, I would burn at 12x.


#5

Where I stay, the best media you get is MoserBaer and the rated speed is 16x. My hard disk can’t keep up with burning at 16x and even 12x can be a problem sometimes. What speed should I burn at?
By the way, do you consider MoserBaer as quality or crap?
Also is using +R or -R preferable for my burner. I don’t have a drive that can scan for errors so I can’t judge for myself which produces better burns, although both types of media that I burnt over a year ago work perfectly even now.


#6

I’m surprised your HD can’t keep up with 16x burning, it must be incredible slow.

With the burner on it’s own IDE channel, with DMA enabled on all devices & the HDD regularly defragged then any PC over , say, 1ghz should have no problems at this speed.

It’s often reckoned that 12x is the best speed for burning 16x media at.

With older drives like the 3500 - one of the best ever produced - it’s important that you have media that is matched by the firmware. This is a good source for modified firmware.


#7

I have a Seagate 80 GB 7200 rpm SATA HDD, Athlon64 3000+ and 1 GB RAM. The writer is primary master and another drive is slave and DMA is enabled.
I probably had too many programs running in the background. Guess i’ll give burning at 12x another go after disabling them.


#8

4-8X for cheap media and 8-12X for the good stuff! I do all my burns with all burners and all media at 8X. It is just easier to pick a speed that is good for 99% of the media I use. Some burners will slow down to 4X at the end of a 16X burn and a 12X burn is actually faster in some situations. It all depends on media, burners, FW, hardware, software, and setup.