Overburning

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    Creep

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    Who else overburns data or audio CDs so they hold more than their actual amount? How many minutes can you squeeze in over the 80min limit? What's the best 80min 700meg CD brand for overburning?

    The most I have ever overburnt by was about 3 and a half minutes on top of the initial 80 minutes. I do this a lot but the brand of the CD depends on the amount you can overburn by.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend overburning
    too risky
     
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    I believe a 700 meg CD can hold about 730 megs in actuality, but the more you overburn, the less stable the data is.

    Overburning also has the potential to damage your CD. It's not worth it unless you have a warranty on the drive. (Like I do, I've gone through about 5 burners in the last 4 years. I just break em, say they stopped working, take em back and get another one :lol:)
     
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    I didn't even know you could do this. Usually the software wouldn't allow anything over just a tad below 700
     
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    Nero overburns if you're wondering.
     
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    Nero overburns if you're wondering. [/b][/quote]
    I think most softwares do.
     
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    Creep

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    The disc that I managed to overburn by 3.5min has been constantly used every 2 days. It has its fair share of scratches and works fine :)
    I have another disc that I overburned by 2min and it has one slight scratch on it and it always skips in a CD player. Pehaps the brand of the CD is a factor?
     
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    Well it depends on the scratch too maybe.

    Overburning is good, if you don't ruin your burner doing it. In the longrun though, it's safer to never overburn unless it's very necessary.
     
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    Well it depends on the scratch too maybe.

    Overburning is good, if you don't ruin your burner doing it. In the longrun though, it's safer to never overburn unless it's very necessary. [/b][/quote]
    Generally good quality CDs last long-So my suggestion is that u use CDs of good brands like Sony or MoserBaer
     
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    Neil

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    Generally good quality CDs last long-So my suggestion is that u use CDs of good brands like Sony or MoserBaer [/b][/quote]
    Definately buy good cds. I'm noticing my 2 year old CDs are starting to 'rust' under the plastic, rendering them unreadable and unrepairable.
     
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    Nero overburns if you're wondering. [/b][/quote]
    Yeah, I heard about that.

    I've only overburned by a minute or so.
     
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    Creep

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    I've overburnt about 20 80min discs with my burner and It's still going strong.

    LITE-ON LTR-52246S - capable of overburning up to 95min if the disc is capable of it.
     

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