I have been skimming and searching through those forums for a few days now and I learned a lot so far .
I was especially interested in the relation between burning speeds and burn quality. For DVD+R I found out that burning with my old NEC ND-3520A burner on cheap Platinum-CMG media it’s best to go with 8x. With my new Samsung SH-S203D on Verbatim MCC004 for example I can safely go with 12x as far as I found out. Correct me if I am wrong, but this is what I found so far.
Though it’s a lot more difficult to find information about burning speeds of CD-R. At the moment I am using 16x for Audio CD’s and 32x for Data CD’s. This is with the NEC ND-3520A on cheap Platinum media. Is there any difference burning with a Samsung SH-S203D on Verbatim datalife pastel (Taiyo Yuden) 52x media? I heard people mentioning 24x to be optimal, but I might be wrong completely here.
The best I found was this thread:
Anyway I am really looking for some more advice on CD-R burning speeds with different drives/disks.