Silly CD copying question

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  1. sparq

    sparq New Member

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    What exactly does the "x" number mean when copying CD's/DVD's ? Isn't it how long it takes to burn a CD based on how much data is on the CD?

    e.g.
    52 minutes worth of music, burned at 1x will take 52 minutes
    52 minutes worth of music, burned at 2x will take 26 minutes
    52 minutes worth of music, burned at 4x will take 13 minutes
    52 minutes worth of music, burned at 8x will take 6.5 minutes
    52 minutes worth of music, burned at 16x will take 3.25 minutes

    Or am I way off?
     
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    the 1x, 2x, etc. is the burning speed.
     
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    Yeah that is great, I know that... what does the number mean specifically though?
     
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    Well, it would have helped to be a little more specific. It's not hard to understand...
     
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    How much more specific would you want me to be? Being that I posted what I wanted to know in my first post.
     
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    You have it right. Its how many times faster than real-time the drive can write.
     
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    Right, writing the lead-in and lead-out hasnt gotten much faster. Most drives dont burn @ 48x anyway, but 48x max.
     

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