LG GSA-H22L - Why Can't I Burn Slower Than 16x For CD-R

I recently purchased an LG GSA-H22L. It is much better than the Aopen DVD burner I previously had. Anyway, I wish to burn disk images and audio CD’s at maybe 4x to 8x yet the slowest I can burn is 16x. To be honest the only CD-R’s I have tried so far is the Memorex brand. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.

Many DVD burners have a slowest burn speed of 12 or 16x for CD and there’s nothing you can do about that.

We generally advise 16x speeds for Audio CDs & 24x for data so the LG shouldn’t really be a problem.

I’d only use Verbatim CD media and if you can find some that are Made In Japan you’ll be getting top quality.

Avoid anything branded Memorex as you just can’t be sure where they sourced them from.

Hmmm, that’s what I suspected - thanks for the reply.