Overburning: 100 Minutes On An Audio CD

Overburning: 100 Minutes Of Music Per CD

The ads suggest that CD burners are getting faster and faster. The current pack of CD burners, which can turn out CDs at 32x, will soon be eclipsed by a new breed of even more powerful models that have recording speeds of 40x or even 48x. In our latest tests (The Outer Limit: CD-Rs with 80, 90 and 99 Minutes and Serious Burn: Copying CDs In Just 3 Minutes ), we showed that it's possible to copy a normal CD ROM in about three minutes using 24x burners. If we extrapolate this speed for a 32x burner, we should be able to create a copy in two and a half minutes.

A 99-minute music CD in a stereo system.

Oversized music CDs in a car communications system.