Lower is not necessarily always better either, especially on newer drives as the
write strategies are better suited for burning media at its rated speed most of
the time it also depends a lot on media brand.
If you buy a poor brand of media then it doesn't really matter what speed it is
burned at it is going to be poor results. I have found when using Verbatim and
TY media a small increase of say 12x for 8x rated media and 18x for 16x rated
media causes me no problems.
I most of the time burn 16x rated media at 16x as I'm not in that big of a hurry
life is way to short to be in such a big hurry to do everything slow down and take
your time and enjoy life. :iagree: