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Thread: Burning ISOs at slowest speed?
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- May 2004
- arch linux
If a drive is defective, burning at the slowest rate possible could add many more minutes to burn time if you have several ISO files to burn to disk. Of course if a person has plenty of spare time, that might be the better way to go rather than spend $20 on a drive that works properly. I do agree entirely that it is a personal matter that should be decided by the owner of the drive.
My point was that it is not absolutely necessary to always burn at the slowest possible speed for all users. Hope all that made sense with the clarification.oz
I always burn at minimum speed ... unless I forget . I'll buy a new drive if the one I have stops working ... but not to increase burn speed. If it takes 4 times as long to burn the CD but gives me a better chance of being able to read the information off it I'll take the extra time ... that way it only costs me a bit of time (and I can always find something else to do while its burning anyway).
I just burn at the lowest speed possible, with my drive, just to reduce the chance of wasting disks. Until now the low speeds have worked fine. The failed disk I told about was at school, using a really old device. Higher speeds at my own systems have never failed, but I don't want to risk wasting disks as I already have said.
Personally, I prefer to burn slower just to avoid the chance that I'll be wasting a perfectly useful disc.
I've only had 2 bad burns, and both happened when I forgot to lower the speed, and used 48x burning on a 48x capable disc.
Might have just been coincidence, but it was enough for me.
Edit: There doesn't appear to be any 18x dvd media. There are 22x dvd burners but these are designed to burn at 22x on 16x discs. Whether you actually get that or not is another question.