[QUOTE=shanebrazel;2592305]Hi, could anyone help me with this drive issue. I can not write an audio cd any lower than 10 x speed. It also will not write cd text for audio cds. This hp Cddvdw ts-l633n ata has 0300 firmware. Is this just a crap drive with limited capabilities to write any slower or is there anything I can do. I have used 6 different software programs to try burning:cool:. Thanks in advance for any assistance - dj[/QUOTE]
10x is really slow for audio CDs.
For burning audio CDs you shouldn’t have any problems burning at whatever default speed your burning software recommends (which is primarily dictated by the burning strategies contained in your drive’s firmware).
With DVDs it’s a different matter and burn quality is much more obviously affected by write speed but for audio CDs just go with whatever is selected by default as the burns are much more reliable.
In any case burning at an excessively slow speed may make things worse rather than better as the drive’s write strategies have in theory been optimised for the various types of CD recognised by the firmware.