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By sblackburn18 ·
I have a Artec 24x10x40 burner. I had purchased some CD-R disks that are rated 1-32x. When I tried to record to them I get an error that says "Medium Speed Error". It does not ruin the disk but it will not record it. I tried a 24x and it works just fine. Can you not run a CD rated for a higher speed in the drive? I understood that they were backward compatible. I have tired this with Roxio and Nero with same results. I am running Win XP, have 512K mem, 80 Gig harddrive, and a 1200mhz Athlon processor. any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated since it is getting harder to find 24x disks.

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by TheChas In reply to CD Speed Problem/question

Some CD-R blanks (even name brands) do not work as well in some burners as others.

Compare the disk color on the 2 different disks.
If one is a different color, you may want to try and purchase only that color media.

Another issue can be the balance of the disk. At higher speeds, any wobble will cause more errors.

There has been another problem with 'poorly' made CD blanks. Some have air trapped inside, and they have exploded inside drives while buring!

Basic advice, find some disks that work good with your burner, and stock up on them.

Chas

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by ampl In reply to CD Speed Problem/question

Try slowing the burn speed down to say 8x or 12x - yeah I know the speed difference is horrible, but see if they burn okay then. If so, do as the other person suggested and try different media.

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