Burn Speed in Disk Burner

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I have an issue with my CD burner- in iTunes, I generally can only get successful burns at slower speeds (8x or so, though it's a 52x drive), regardless of media. But in Disk Utility I don't see an option to specify slower speeds, so trying to burn an ISO is futile. Any ideas?

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What version of OS X? Under T

What version of OS X? Under Tiger, when you go to burn an image file through Disk Utility, there's a drop-down menu right in the burning options window that lets you select burn speed.

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Aha, I saw now that in the bu

Aha, I saw now that in the burn dialog there was a blue square button which I hadn't thought to push- brings down the other options which were previously not there. I'm in X.3. I attempted 8x and got a coaster, but 4x seems to be doing the trick. Thanks.

This burner (a LiteOn) has been ticking me off for a couple of years. About 6 months after I got it I've been having these problems. It revs up, revs down. Stews for a few seconds. Repeat until whatever software is trying to burn gives up. I can get reading at decently high speeds, but burning a CD is like pulling teeth.

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It sounds like the dirve not the os

it is most likey a drive try puting it on a level place
and how do you connect it to your mac firewire (what I wish
I had) of usb (1.1 of 2.0) I'm not sure if the connect makes
a diffence but you might what to thing about it
hope this helps

-jman

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