I gave a OVERLONG answer, that was NOT off topic to make a point that I think it is an excellent practice, as I have learned , the hard way. not to go 100 full on blank media. But I was also making the point that I think nailing down why there is a particular failure might not be black and white.
It is a GREAT point about being save with not storing to a maximum to me seems like a general rule about ALL types of storage that I can think of. From flash RAM, Hard drives, blank CD/DVD media, about anything. With that crazy list of possibilities I listed, it would make a burn less suspecible for anything negative to occur.
Another item about not using the entire media is a speed one. I need help from some of the engineers here, because I forgot some of the details I just read, when it was talking about TY burning speeds.
I believe I read about settings that can be done and most burning occurs in a variable speed way. When that is done, quality media like TY burns faster on around the outside and slower as it get closer to being full.
About Ccleaner (yes it is Crap Cleaner), it is important to learn about the settings so one is not suprised. leagalebob, I think if I get into more Ccleaner stuff, that would be going off topic to much. PLEASE send me a private email about it and I will tell you some specifics. I believe there is a newer version out.
I used to have JV16 tools, but do not use it anymore.
I have experienced what you have when you mentioned that "the background programs help your system not to bog or stall."
This can effect success. My goal is to put things together to make my performance and success rate very steady and not have those bumps in the road. It is more about being consistent rather than have sudden slowdowns, freezing up, etc.
In general I like never to go past 80% full on disk drives or media.
I really like it when burning/ripping, etc go smooth and my results go as anticipated.
There are few things worswe than needing to rely on burnt media and only to find out, when restoring that the burn or backup was not as successful as one thought. I think experiencing that will cost a lot more than saving on leaving some of the media empty.
Leaglebob, I totally agree that in general, the software for burning/ripping is way better than before and that the seems to be more and more ways that problems are avoided or detected before a burn or rip is finished.
Because of those burn save programs, I might do some do some web browsing while burning/ripping. Not that this is advisable, but a year or two ago, I would never dare to do anything else on my PC while a burn or rip was going on.
Some of the burn/rip programs allow you to make them a lower priority which is a good idea when multi-tasking. Also some programs are better than others on how amny system resources they use.
An example is that I am pretty amazed when I use Clonedvd2 and see how few resources get used , when compared to Nero.
BUT.... it is usually a good idea to not do anything when a burn/rip is going on.
Another topic that is not for this string, what do you do with you coasters? Like I have said before, most of my coasters are due to my own negligence in not following my own advise.