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The laser does a sloppy job when you're burning it fast. Just like if you were to write on paper. If you take notes quick your handwriting is probably messier than if you were to take notes slowly.
Originally Posted by Robochicken
I don't speak from theorical stuff here. I actually put this to the test. I remember burning Onimusha 3 to a cd-r at 32x and it booted great and I thought this theory about burning fast was incorrect as well. But then when I got to a certain part of the game it would stop and freeze. I waited 5 minutes then it loaded the next scene. So I reburnt the game at 8x and I never had such problems again.
This does not apply to cd-r only. It applies to dvd-r as well. I had put this to the test with some almost worn out laser. I burnt a dvd game at 8x and the other at 2x. 8x wouldn't boot no matter what. 2x booted 100% of the time.
Believe it or not, you choose. I speak from my experience and I would just like to inform you guys. Do whatever works for you. It's your laser, your money.
Never heard of that before. Maybe you can try to test the media you burn at fast speed and slow speed on an almost worn out machine and let it do the test.
Originally Posted by easy123
Drives never write better at high speeds. Some may have similiar write quality at both high and low speed, but it will never be better at high speeds (regardless of the drive or media)
Originally Posted by easy123
If you really want to see how high quality your burned discs are, get K-Probe to check the PI/PO error count on a burned disc.
If you get the same PI/PO count for a high speed burn as you do a low speed, then you would be able to use high speed burns with identical performance in your ps2 as the slow burns. (since the error count, or you could say the quality of the burn is identical)
Search around the cd burner forums (such as cdfreaks.com), and you'll get a good idea of a safe PI/PO error rate - but a typical 'good' disc has less than 280 PI errors, and maximum peak of 2 PO errors (ignore single number spikes in either PI or PO)
Chances are you will notice a big difference in burn speeds.
I totaly agree about burning slow. Besides I some mod chips won't boot some games if its benn burned too fast. What happen to me was I had been burning all my dvd games at 4x and they booted and worked fine. (this was with my Magic 3.1) then Magic Released a new chip called the Magic V for V5-7. I said hmm looks cool I'll get some and see if it fixs my problem with one game I couldn't load backup or not. So I got it installed it made sure it was nice and neat. Then all my DVD games would boot but the video shots were chopy as hell. so I re burned one game at 2x. and everything was smooth the booting was even faster. I know you all say it has to do with the laser. but I don't think so. I think it does depend on the code that is used for the dvd controller as well as the laser. I think some mod chips allow for a tollarnce. I also had to reburn all my CDR games at anything below 16x with that chip as well.
So what do you guys think? Is burn speed all that important? I'm not sure if I can get my Sony DW26A to write slower than 4x (I used both Alcohol and Nero and it says minimum is 4x)...
I have done a lot of k-probe tests on disks written at various speeds in various writers... verbs are always better written at the speed they are cerified for or a little bit slower ie 16x @ 12x etc i find ritek g05 is better for ps2 @4x instead of 6x or 8x, g04 are excellent @4x which is their max speed, it also depends on your writer and firmware, for instance you will get better quality writes at high speed with +r media in a lite on than you will with -r, peronally i only use -r with pioneer 08/09 drives.
p.s. i have 2 slim ps2's (v12) and my 'a' machine is a lot noisier than my 'b' machine, this is probably due to they have different lasers.