Is there any data about the correlation between writing speed and cd-r quality (number of C1 and C2 errors, reliability after aging for 1-20 years,…) for burning on a LiteOn-52246S at different speeds? For me, with any speeds of 8x or above, the burning time isn’t an issue. (I just set a countdown timer for however long it will take, push the burn button, do my other work, then pay attention to the cd-burning process again when the timer goes off.)
But what about QUALITY? For archiving of non-regeneratable data, this is the main goal. Is quality (minimum errors, maximum readability and longevity) better at speeds that are low, medium, or high, or is there no consistent difference?
I’m asking this for the 52246 in order to “fix one factor” in the complex interaction between drive, speed, and media. (then there are the other factors, like the reading device, conditions during aging,…)
P.S. By the way, the media I bought yesterday (my first) were 48x Fuji (made in Japan, assumed to be TY), TDK, and Memorex. And I’ll be burning with a 52246 in an external Firewire box on a Mac with OSX, if any of this makes a difference.