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Burning At 1X, Is It Possible


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I have a one y'r old imac. I have T. Titanium 10. I wish to burn cd's at 1x. When i select 1x the average and the current burn rate are indicated to be 6-9x. The recording takes a fraction of the time it would take if it WAS 1x. Is it possible to change settings so that it does burn at 1x or is this a hardware limitation? I am aware some people are happy burning at faster speeds I just want to know if its possible to do this with toast.

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The days of 1X CD burning are long gone. The drive's don't do it and the media doesn't support it either. The drive's firmware examines the media (or maybe just its manufacturing code) to determine available burn speeds. The slowest speed using my built-in Superdrives and the Sony and Verbatim CD-Rs I have is 10X. I can get 8X using my external LaCie burner. Meritline.com has some media that reportedly will burn as slow as 4X on certain drives. I've been told that the quality of today's drives and media make 1x burning of audio CDs unnecessary, but I'm not an authority on that. I suggest using an external drive (because Apple's Superdrives are very cheap) and burn at the slowest available speed that appears in bold face in Toast once the disc is loaded and recognized.

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The days of 1X CD burning are long gone. The drive's don't do it and the media doesn't support it either. The drive's firmware examines the media (or maybe just its manufacturing code) to determine available burn speeds. The slowest speed using my built-in Superdrives and the Sony and Verbatim CD-Rs I have is 10X. I can get 8X using my external LaCie burner. Meritline.com has some media that reportedly will burn as slow as 4X on certain drives. I've been told that the quality of today's drives and media make 1x burning of audio CDs unnecessary, but I'm not an authority on that. I suggest using an external drive (because Apple's Superdrives are very cheap) and burn at the slowest available speed that appears in bold face in Toast once the disc is loaded and recognized.

 

 

thanks Eugene, I sort of suspected this, but I have noticed a few 'jumps' on things recorded since I went to a Mac. I used to have a very old burner in my pc that would do 1x and i think it was better. Hmm I guess i still wonder why it says '1X? I have a few friends in the music industry they swear blind that 1x is still best, or last time i spoke to them. But I dont know what equipment they use. I know one of them likes g3 towers, and i gather ataris are very popular with audio files.

By the way, Nice Healey. My first car was a bug eye sprite but always lusted after one of them

Cheers

Perry

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thanks Eugene, I sort of suspected this, but I have noticed a few 'jumps' on things recorded since I went to a Mac. I used to have a very old burner in my pc that would do 1x and i think it was better. Hmm I guess i still wonder why it says '1X? I have a few friends in the music industry they swear blind that 1x is still best, or last time i spoke to them. But I dont know what equipment they use. I know one of them likes g3 towers, and i gather ataris are very popular with audio files.

By the way, Nice Healey. My first car was a bug eye sprite but always lusted after one of them

Cheers

Perry

If you could find a dedicated CD burner (not one combined with a DVD burner) it probably still supports 1X burning. Those old Yamaha burners were wonderful. You also might check with your audio experts about what media they use. I know Meritline has some they claim to be especially suited for burning audio CDs.

 

I've had the Healey for 38 years. Having some fuel pump problems right now, but until this happened it was the most reliable car I ever owned. It also got me home.

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hey guys... i need help please cuz my toast titanium its burning at 1x :S even though i manually select the best speed, i have even selected 54x... still burns at 1x. First it starts burning fast, nice, but then starts burning at 1x... the first 30 cd`s were perfectly burned... 2:20 remaining but takes hours to complete... any suggestions????? oh btw i am running with a 27 inch i5 with OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H... please guys help me :(

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hey guys... i need help please cuz my toast titanium its burning at 1x :S even though i manually select the best speed, i have even selected 54x... still burns at 1x. First it starts burning fast, nice, but then starts burning at 1x... the first 30 cd`s were perfectly burned... 2:20 remaining but takes hours to complete... any suggestions????? oh btw i am running with a 27 inch i5 with OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H... please guys help me :(

The only reason I can think that is happening is the drive's firmware is having trouble with the discs you are using. Try a different brand of blank CDs such as Verbatim.

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The only reason I can think that is happening is the drive's firmware is having trouble with the discs you are using. Try a different brand of blank CDs such as Verbatim.

 

 

Thanks, never thought you would response so fast :D

Bad news is yesterday i bought a 50 cd box... they are sony, so i guess i will have to save some more money.. thank u man :)

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guess what!! just bought a single verbatim cd and didnt work... marked me the following error:

SENSE KEY = MEDIUM ERROR

SENSE CODE = 0XOC

WRITE ERROR

 

 

so u think maybe there is something wrong with my burner??

 

cuz same thing happens with itunes :(...please help i need to burn my wavs before saturday and i have like 70 cd`s to burn:(

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