Smartburn Disabled

Has anybody burnt any audio cd’s with smartburn
disabled using the 48125w and if so do they play ok without any
It’s just that the last lot of blanks I bought kept reverting
to16X and it was painfully slow

Nobody’s ever gonna stop you - so try it at your own risk

It depends entirely on the media you’re using. However, if SMART-Burn limits the write speed for them to 16X, it’s probably for good reason, that they can’t take any faster speeds than that.