I have a slow burner that I use a lot – it's an HP model 9150 which does 8/4/32 (meaning it can write CD-R discs at up to 8X, re-write CD-RW discs at up to 4X, and play at up to 32X). I've been burning files with it onto 52x cd-r's, and have not had a problem.
I just heard that:
"a burner that is able to burn at a maximum of 8x speed should be used with discs that have a maximum speed of 8x (or close to 8x), because the firmware in the burner is calibrated to those types of discs, since that's what that burner's manufacturer expected you to use it for". Is this true? Should I go out and buy 8x cd-r's (or something close to it) and stop using my 52x cd-r's when I burn files from this drive?
By the way, I asked a related question here
and no one has yet given me a good answer.