Writing Speed

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#1

what is the reason some CDR media has a fixed writing speed. ie some have max speed of 8,12,16,24... What is the reason for these limitations


#2

beats me, but u can write a 24x certified cdr at 40x.
Just get the right type, and u should be ok :slight_smile:


#3

Most often the numbers are just brag-numbers, “Hey, you can write me at 24x!”. As soon as a new recorder hits the market, they add the speed of that recorder.

But in some cases, for instance when the 40x hit the streets, companys manufacturing discs had to change the disc a bit so it could take the high writing speed.


#4

Now it really doesn’t make any diffrence, usually.

However, (I’m not 100% sure on this, only ~ 95%) some CD dye cannot change quickly enough to react to the laser at hgher speeds.

Also, when trying to write a 1x max CD at 16x, The CD shattered in my burner. I guess it just couldn’t handle the stress.


#5

So in other words, it is the dye on the disk that determines the limitations of the disk ??


#6

Originally posted by SirDavidGuy
Also, when trying to write a 1x max CD at 16x, The CD shattered in my burner. I guess it just couldn’t handle the stress.
ARGH !! i take it it was a cyniane disc…