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Is writing dvd's at a lower speed better for reliability?

Is writing dvd's at a lower speed better for reliability?

I've written quite a few DVD's. At 16x, I've gotten occasional errors (using the same brand of media all the while) - about 1 in 25 fails to write. I recently started writing at 4x, I'm finding I've gotten no errors and no unreadable disks. I'm starting to think I should write all my important dvd's at this low speed.

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"It help a little, but I would also be aware that disk rotating at much lower speed is getting burned much more that designed and that can cause problems also. Higher speed DVDs have also more sensitive layer.

Best bet would be to leave it on auto since most (if not all) DVD writters test their burn intensity anyhow.

I assume that big part of you problem here is not writting speed but batch of bad DVD media."