I understand what you mean.
Originally Posted by Player1
But if you cannot get your burner to burn at 1x speed, it just means that your burner or the media used cannot go that slowly.
Setting the speed to 1x will really cause the disc to get burnt at 1x speed it your hardware and media can run that slowly.
My DVD burners all support burning at 16x speed, but my previous laptop's drive often struggled to get past 4x at the inner part of the discs.
The lowest speed that all my DVD writers support is 4x, so setting the speed to anything lower is just dumb.
I've always burnt my discs at 16x (Except when using an unreliable burner), and had no problems before (Even with my ex-SCPH-39001 that had a KHS-400C laser).
Just use a reliable burner and high-quality Verbatim DVD-R discs.
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit