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-r-

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Jan 10, 2002, 5:28:46 PM1/10/02
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Howdy!

My CD-R records at 16x speed. My stock of blanks are labeled 1x-8x. I
recorded some data at 16x successfully, but I wonder if this is unwise for
valuable data.

Questions for someone with greater experience with CD-R <G>.

Does recording at a faster rate as described above somehow reduce the
recording quality? Will it "age" and fail sooner than normal? How much
sooner?

Thanks!
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V-man

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Jan 10, 2002, 11:47:45 PM1/10/02
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"-r-" <my...@spammers.must.die> wrote in message news:<yAo%7.64858$fo.22...@news1.rdc1.md.home.com>...

> Howdy!
>
> My CD-R records at 16x speed. My stock of blanks are labeled 1x-8x. I
> recorded some data at 16x successfully, but I wonder if this is unwise for
> valuable data.

You should allow your software to verify the data. Time consuming but
its worth it.

> Questions for someone with greater experience with CD-R <G>.

Im not an expert, Im a newbie, but some people here have stories about
CDR packages being relabled. Some think that it not such a big deal if
the recording is a success.
As for the aging/deteriorating, no clue. Im sure that if you write at
10x on a 8x, things will be fine but you say you wrote at 16x ...
Personally, I have confidence in my hardware. Things have improved so
much.

V-man

Gareth Church

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Jan 11, 2002, 7:46:14 AM1/11/02
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If it will burn at a higher speed, then do so. No, it won't effet the cds
quality.

An article here - http://www.dansdata.com/crw2010a.htm - talks about this a
bit. Go down to the Media Tests subheading.

Gareth

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John

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Jan 26, 2002, 3:05:26 PM1/26/02
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I have to question what you're saying here and what the web page you
reference is saying. One key quote:

"It's not a great revelation that cheapie-discs are no good for high
write speeds. But the performance I got from the brand name discs was a
bit disappointing, too. You should be able to get data onto any Kodak or
similar "premium" disc at 12X, but even ones with "16X" or higher on the
label don't seem to actually be reliably capable of it. Not with this
drive, anyway."

Go to the bottom of the referenced web page
(http://www.dansdata.com/crw2010a.htm) and read the last 6 paragraphs or
so.

Personally, I burn everything at only 2x write speed.

-John

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