At first glance, it would seem both these burners will take the same time to create a full CD. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Consider a situation where you are creating an identical CD on two different burners: But despite its dual identity, the RipGo has all the characteristics of a portable audio device–albeit not the most compact one–once it’s disconnected from the computer. When rating a CD burner, manufacturers use the maximum speed of each task. Cham, I have run into this problem with my drives in the past. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in

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Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Review Sections Review Specs. Now to a key part of the rating system — the maximum speed applies only to the outer area of the CD.

The RipGo has decent sound quality, and its volume, equalization presets, shuffle, repeat, play, fast forward, and rewind functions are all accessible with unique buttons.

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Imation RipGO! Mini CD-R Burner & Digital Audio Player Review

The Bad No carrying case, belt clip, or remote; a bit large; relatively short battery life; expensive. The first reason for this anomaly is that, as mentioned above, the drive reaches its maximum speed only at outer portion of the disc.


Hence, 2x is twice as fast as the original, 4x is four times as fast, and so on. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted We’ve changed, we promise. It’s nice to have one-touch access since half of these functions require menu navigation on other players.

Imation 8824mm-062 Cd-rw CD Burner 8x8x24 Drive Recorder

If you have ever ripped an audio CD, you would have noticed that the first inner-most tracks take longer to transfer than the outer tracks.

Visit manufacturer site for details. In reality, it is more likely to take 3 to 4 minutes.

Our Windows test machine MHz Pentium III picked up the device, found the drivers, and finished installing in an amazing 15 seconds. In fact, the 40x burner will be substantially faster.

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Unfortunately, there’s no remote control on the headphone cord, so controlling the RipGo when it’s in a bag is a hassle. The speed is significantly slower around the centre of the disc. If that doesn’t work then burners are extremely cheap these days. At first glance, it would seem both these burners will take the same time to create a full CD.

We hit the Random button, activated the Hold switch to lock the device in Play mode, and just let the thing belt it out.


I burnt 6 CDs with 2 different brands and all worked fine. Don’t show this again.

CD burning — the speed you need – PC World Australia

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter. Data were burned onto Immation CD-R media rated to 48x with a single data file in zip format and burned using the Disc-at-once closed option. Even at MB, the absolute maximum time you will save is a relatively minor 52 seconds.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Scott Mendham PC World. The data at the centre is written substantially below 40x. After the TOC and data files are laid down, the CD is finalised — another process that can affect the total burn time.

Your burner is probably on it’s way out.

If you are not the scientific type, I have some buener using 20x and 40x burning speed on the same burner. View our privacy policy before signing up.