Cd burning speeds?

  simonsup 22:56 09 Mar 2003

Hi just replaced my ageing 12/10/32 cdrw drive
for a new artec wwr 48/12/48 burner.
No probs but it will not let me select a burn
speed of less than 8X, is this normal?
It will read 1x to 48X but only burn from
8X upwards.
I have tried both nero & easy cd creator but still i cant drop below 8X.
I do alot of recording with Cubase & i normally burn my recordings no greater than 4x to keep the quality or has technology moved on and can i now burn audio safely at any speed?
my system:
Amd Athlon XP1800+ cpu
Gigabyte GA 7ZXE mobo with 512meg of ram
Qtec 550 watt psu
Artec 48/12/48 cdrw
16x Dvd Drive
Ibm deskstar 82gig harddrive
creative Ti400 64 meg graphics
creative 1024 live sound card
os. xp pro

cheers simonsup

  Patr100 23:00 09 Mar 2003

Does your CD media actually support the higher speed?

  simonsup 23:09 09 Mar 2003

hi patr100, I`ve tried a few different brands
of blanks tdk, memorex & sony all of which state
1x to 48x speeds.
Its not the fast speeds that are a problem i cant seem to be able to select anything under 8x

  DieSse 23:17 09 Mar 2003

I guess that's just it then - my 48x Philips will only go down to 4x as a minimum.

  _Treb_ 15:44 10 Mar 2003

20 speed Aopen only goes down to 4x

  cream. 17:29 10 Mar 2003

With the new technology in cd writing software you will be able to burn audio at 75% of full speed. Even disk to disk on the fly.

On your new cdrw this would be around the 32x mark.

  simonsup 18:13 10 Mar 2003

cheers and thanks for replying :)

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