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    Nov 24, 2007
    Burn Speed? does it matter for data dvds?
    I know it matters for audio and video discs, but does it matter which speed you burn at for data? I'm using an external drive thru firewire.

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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    You may notice in the burning app you're using, that listed speeds may appear differently, ie. some are greyed out. That usually relates to the type of burning you're doing.

    Data is usually safe at 32x with Mac, maybe 48x. Personally, I don't try anything above 32.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    Nov 24, 2007
    lol. i've been roaring at 4X. just using the basic "finder" burner that's part of the OS. your words fill me with confidence. i shall push it a bit.

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