Need advice--speed to burn at with IHAS224 drive?

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#1

Hi everyone,

Hope this is the right thread. I tried searching for an answer but couldn’t find it.

I have a Lite On IHAS224 B drive. Apparently, some clones are ASUS DRW-24B3LT, HP dvd1270t, Plextor PX-L890SA.

What is the rule of thumb? The best burns are usually around half the speed of the drive? I just don’t know where to start. :doh:

I’m using a couple MAM-A 32x 74mins that I have left and then I’ll probably get 52x 80mins Taiyo Yuden. I’m burning images–specifically old video games for PC Engine CD and Sega Saturn.

I’ve learned that even though they are old 1x and 2x drives made for 650MB discs, they shouldn’t care about the burn speed or size of my CD-R (650 vs 700). The only thing that matters is figuring out how to get a quality burn. Right?

Thanks!
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#2

What burning program are you using? We generally like ImgBurn around here, but there are several others worth using, like CDBurnerXP.

I wouldn’t burn faster than 16x, so you might want to start there, or try one at 8x and see how well they play for you in your old drive. Really, you’ll find out more about what works with your specific equipment faster if you do some experimenting. We would just be going from our experience, and we do not have the same player.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2762436]What burning program are you using? We generally like ImgBurn around here, but there are several others worth using, like CDBurnerXP.

I wouldn’t burn faster than 16x, so you might want to start there, or try one at 8x and see how well they play for you in your old drive. Really, you’ll find out more about what works with your specific equipment faster if you do some experimenting. We would just be going from our experience, and we do not have the same player.[/QUOTE]

I use ImgBurn too. I’ve been using my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop (not the IHAS224) and burning at 4x. I’ve had a lot of good results. I guess I’m just wondering how to burn the best quality CD-Rs in general. I was trying to find reviews and tests of my IHAS224 drive. Can you recommend one of those programs to do a quality scan of my burned discs so I can experiment?

Also, is there any chance that a low quality burn will hurt the old drive in my console?

Thanks


#4

I don’t believe your Lite-on will prove to be a very good CD scanner. Take a look at this thread: http://club.myce.com/f61/current-good-scanning-drives-338689/

A free program for scanning is Nero CD/DVD Speed, which you can still download from here: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cd_dvd/dvd_tools/nero_cd_speed.cfm

A more modern version is called Opti Drive Control, but it is not free: http://www.optidrivecontrol.com/

A low quality burn will not hurt any optical drive when its trying to read the disc.


#5

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2762468]I don’t believe your Lite-on will prove to be a very good CD scanner. Take a look at this thread: http://club.myce.com/f61/current-good-scanning-drives-338689/

A free program for scanning is Nero CD/DVD Speed, which you can still download from here: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cd_dvd/dvd_tools/nero_cd_speed.cfm

A more modern version is called Opti Drive Control, but it is not free: http://www.optidrivecontrol.com/

A low quality burn will not hurt any optical drive when its trying to read the disc.[/QUOTE]

Thanks!

Curious about hurting the drive–I thought maybe the drive motor and “drivetrain” would take excess wear and tear by moving back and forth trying to read the disc. :doh:…or that maybe using 700MB CD-Rs would hurt it because it was designed for 650MB discs.


#6

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2762468]I don’t believe your Lite-on will prove to be a very good CD scanner. Take a look at this thread: http://club.myce.com/f61/current-good-scanning-drives-338689/

A free program for scanning is Nero CD/DVD Speed, which you can still download from here: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cd_dvd/dvd_tools/nero_cd_speed.cfm

A more modern version is called Opti Drive Control, but it is not free: http://www.optidrivecontrol.com/

A low quality burn will not hurt any optical drive when its trying to read the disc.[/QUOTE]

When I try to do a quality scan with Nero, I get “error initializing test”. Do you know what that’s about?

Thanks for all the help.


#7

No, sorry. Not an expert on scanning programs.

You might want to start a thread in the Lite-on subforum about your drive and using CD/DVD Speed with it.