I was trying to burn CDs for use in older hardware using my Blu-Ray burner, but the disks have issues being read in these late-80s/early-90s devices. The media is Taiyo Yuden from before CMC took over so I highly doubt the media is the issue.
It doesn’t help that my desktop’s burner could not be set below 16x for CDs. I tried my laptop whose Blu-Ray burner could go down to 8x and it showed significant improvement, but it was still far from ideal.
So now I have two issues when it comes to trying to find something to burn CD-Rs in 2018:
First one being that there seems to be little surviving data I can find on which drives are even good for CDRs, are there even any modern drives at all anymore that can burn a CDr properly, or do they just focus on DVD/Blu-Ray burning and the CDr support is a tossed in afterthought?
Second problem is if I am stuck with having to look for an older drive, how would I even use it? My modern systems no longer have IDE ports, and it would be a bit of a mess to put such an older drive in a newer system, were there any good external USB drives that burned CDs well and at slow speeds?