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Wreckless speeds, cheap media, constant success! Why?
Wreckless speeds, cheap media, constant success! Why? –
I started burning games very carefully using low read speeds, low burn speeds and I even bought a CD cleaner to make sure the CD's were perfect. This was very successful but entirely boring especially when you are copying 40 discs.
So the I started to get braver and braver with faster and faster read speeds and burn speeds. I now read at 24x or even 32x and burn at 12x on dirt cheap media with no problems. Why?
I have not had any problems whatsoever with any of the discs. I do have a version 6 and I know they have a better laser and I have a good quality Plextor burner.
So am I just lucky or is it the burner making up for my lazy approach? Is it more likely to damage my PS2 laser?
Time will tell, eh?
The faster you burn, the shorter the duration of the laser on the disc and therefore a more shallow data pit is created. In conjunction with that is the fact that the faster the speed, the more elongated those data pits become, which can cause some lasers real problems trying to determine where one valid pit ends and another starts. 4x seems to be the sweet spot for most PS2s.
Frankly, I believe you've been lucky so far and yeah, I won't argue the lazy approach thing either...