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If A Dvd Is 16x, It's Good To Burn In 12x, Is This True?


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Discs burn at variable speeds with slow speed near the hub (at the start) and the fastest speed at the outer edige. A 16X disc on a drive that has good firmware designed for that specific media code can potentially achieve 16X at the outer portion of the disc. When you choose a lesser maximum speed you may have a slower burn in that portion but you also may not see any difference if the drive decides it needs to burn slower than maximum with that particular disc (or the data transfer speed).

 

Slower-than-maximum burns is recommended when the reliability of the disc burn is very important to you. For example, when backing up photos or other data I definitely burn at no more than 8X for DVD media. Audio CDs need to be burned at the slowest-available burn speed which today is 8X for most CD-R media.

 

You'll get different advice from others who will claim they never have had problems with audio CDs or data DVDs burned at maximum speeds to good quality media. To them I say "Great!". But I'm more cautious.

 

I also use a LaCie external DVD drive with their latest firmware and never use cheap media.

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Thanks for you guys' great explanation and advice.

 

I still have one more question, if I use same Burner and same media,but only difference is that one is in maximum speed and the other is in slower. both of them have pasted the burning and verifying process, are there still any potential burning quality difference between the two, for instant some compatibility or one of them will last longer some sort?

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I have observed people out here claim cheap media has gone bad just sitting on the shelf. So, don't use cheap media. I have burned media with different speeds only to have the media work just on my PC and not in my standalone player. However, if I lowered the speed then the media worked in the standalone player. Consider the confinds of your media exchanges and pick a burn speed and media that you find successful.

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Thanks for you guys' great explanation and advice.

 

I still have one more question, if I use same Burner and same media,but only difference is that one is in maximum speed and the other is in slower. both of them have pasted the burning and verifying process, are there still any potential burning quality difference between the two, for instant some compatibility or one of them will last longer some sort?

I don't know. How critical is it to you that the disc be readable in the future? If you're backing up a video DVD then it doesn't matter because you can always make another backup. I choose the slowest speeds for things I hope will last a long time and the fastest speeds for things whose lifespan doesn't really matter.

 

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