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cd burn speed

by bagadonut / August 18, 2014 3:54 AM PDT

we have had a discussion about is a slow burn say 16-20x safer than a fast burn say 40-52x i say slow the only couple of cds that have gone bad well i had 3 over maybe 450 or so burns 2 out of 3 were high spd and IF so then why bother with high spd

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Do you have access to a MicroScope?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 4:14 AM PDT
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If so, look at the quality of the burn pits at low and high speed. Here we saw the best defined pits at 2x speed. So if I have the time I reduce the speed for a quality burn. However consumers are obsessed with speed no matter the cost.
Bob

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Slower is better
by Willy / August 20, 2014 1:42 AM PDT
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I tend to burn at 1/2 the speed and generally been very happy. However, if you have a task of doing 10-100's of burns then you push your luck at higher speeds even if capable. The idea behind slower speeds is the full-effect of doing the burn because the time hovering at a given space is greatly enhanced and/or improved because it doesn't hurry along. If the disks you burn are only used to spread info/data and not to be stored for long periods, it may do quite well otherwise it may fail sooner on repeated usage and/or "reads" as the case maybe excluding human handling or mounting.

tada -----Willy Happy

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