Do you need to always set to the lowest writing speed?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by TheTurkGamer, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. TheTurkGamer

    TheTurkGamer The biggest noob you will ever see

    May 5, 2016
    In your computer eating all your data
    example: the lowest i can go is 1x, do i need to set it to 1x or is it too low?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    The low speed writing thing is not really a thing any more.

    Back when we did not have nice inks in the CDs (or if you did it cost a fortune), the drives did not have much in the way of buffers and hard drives might also have been slow enough if fragmented and doing other things that it could be slower than they could write.

    None of those really apply today. About the worst I can say is some of the combi drives today that do DVDs as well are not as fast as some of the later stage CD burning drives. Indeed if they even can write at 1x/2x it might not be ideal for them to do.
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