cdrw in itunes
June 18, 2002 5:53PM
edited January 2014
in itunes if i set my max burn speed to max or 24x (i have a lacie 32x10x40) it never burns faster than 8x. any ideas on how to fix it? is this an osx problem or am i missing something?
Reply 1 of 7
June 18, 2002 6:01PM
I have that problem too, but it burns at 12x, not 8x.
Reply 2 of 7
June 18, 2002 7:49PM
[quote]Originally posted by macfly:
<strong>in itunes if i set my max burn speed to max or 24x (i have a lacie 32x10x40) it never burns faster than 8x. any ideas on how to fix it? is this an osx problem or am i missing something?</strong><hr></blockquote>
How fast is your Mac? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Reply 3 of 7
June 18, 2002 11:14PM
oh, sorry! i fogot to mention its a Ti550. kinda sucks. i was planning on selling it to a friend who was all interested in it. he was supposed to look at it and decide on one day and guess what....i wake up , go to maccentral and see in bold " new powerbooks announced. 667 , 800"
oh well. guess i should have done it sooner! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
so , why would this be only at 8x. i installed 10.1.5 thinking it would help...not
Reply 4 of 7
June 19, 2002 12:09PM
[quote] i have a lacie 32x10x40 <hr></blockquote>
I'm assuming that :
If that is the case, CDRW will only write at 10x. Why 8x? Maybe check your preferences for corrections..
Reply 5 of 7
June 19, 2002 2:22PM
I have a 12x sony firewire CDR and it will only burn at 4x. I have tried setting the burn speed to max and 12x but it still burns at 4x. If you visit the apple discussion forums, many, many people are having the problem of itunes burning much slower than the drive is rated for.
Reply 6 of 7
June 19, 2002 8:51PM
Not sure if this is the reason, and I will say that I'm no tech guy, but... A few years back I purchased a 8x4x12 CD burner. At the time my Mac was a Performa 6360. The CD burner would only burn at 2x and to get it to work I had to increase the buffer size to 10megs, I think. A few months later I purchased a G4 350 PowerMac. I plug in the CD burner to the G4 and wallah, with the G4 the CD burner was cooking the CD at 8x. My take on this... CPU power is the reason you can't burn faster. But I'm only guessing... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Reply 7 of 7
June 19, 2002 10:07PM
This is just another example of why I use Toast. Today I tried and it was only 8x, not the 12x like before on my 24x burner.