[QUOTE=mgdking;2169383]I burn at 2x. I have learned the slower the burn the deeper and better. [/QUOTE]And now you have to un-learn because:
[li]@2X is actually impossible with most current burners, the absolute minimum available speed is @2.4X and in actuality most of the time it’s even @4X.
[/li][li]@2.4X (when available) doesn’t improve the burns in the least when compared to @8X in a vast array of current burners
[/li][li]on the contrary all tests show that burning current @8X or @16X media at very slow speeds actually WORSENS the quality of the burn.
Whatever you have been reading around the net about the slow writing speeds, is either outdated info at best (technology changes very fast but countless web pages never change), or ignorant statings at worst.
Burn all your (current) media @8X if you want to be on the safe side. If you have an older burner (from ~3 years ago or more) then sometimes @4X burning can be an improvement for @8X rated media. This can also be true for some so-so blanks.
[B]Slowest available burning speed gives the best results = WRONG and BAD ADVICE[/B]