why do cdrw discs take longer time to burn?

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    why?
     
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    They shouldn't (at least not noticeably).
     
  3. Kevin P

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    Most burners are slower on CD-RW discs than CD-R discs; e.g. usually a burner that can write CD-R at 8x can do RW at 4x. It probably has to do with the laser power required to burn at a certain speed, perhaps CD-RW requires twice the power for a given speed as CD-R. But then that's just a wild guess on my part. [​IMG]
    I noticed when perusing Dell's site that none of the drives can write RW discs at more than 10X, regardless of their CD-R writing speed. But for slower drives (8X CD-R) it's usually twice as slow for RW (4x).
    KJP
     
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    You're right, Kevin.
    I was assuming Felix meant at the same speed. Like it takes longer to burn a cdrw at 8x than it does a cdr at 8x.
     

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