What is the max. safe speed for burning a CD ?

At what speed should you burn an audio or data CD to take full advantage of a CD-RW's speed but also to ensure the CD to work ?

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  1. It depends, there are 2x, 4x and 10x CD-RW.

    You can use 10x CD-RW only in the newest burners.

    If you burn a 2x CD-RW at 4x, you will only be able to read it in the burner, and not in other drives.
  2. I usualy burn 8x CD´s at 12 x, but they have to be a reliable brand (Usualy Mitsui!), and they won´t give any problem!
    As for less reliable media, at 10x (Memorex, TDK,etc) they don´t give problems also!
    But right now your question doesn´t have sense, because there´s already 16x CD´s on the market (TDK and Imation at least!)! If you buy them you´ll be able to burn at any speed!
    My experience says you can burn CD´s at least 2x the top speed it is recomended without damaging the CD!


    Better burn in Hell with some company than freeze in Heaven all alone
  3. I didn't understand your question at first.

    I have been able to burn every kind of CD media at 12x.

    So far the only problem I've had with cheapo CDs (network brand) is that after a month or two you cannot read them anymore.
  4. You can burn at top speed, but use good media and make sure that the media will support that speed burning.

    Rob
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