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How long does it take to burn a CD?


How long does it take to burn a CD?

The time that it takes to burn a CD is relative to the amount of information you are trying to copy to the disc and at what speed the information is being copied. Copying information at 1x will record the information at 150kbs/sec, recording at 2x is 300kbs/sec and recording at 4x is 600kbs/sec. If you are recording audio files to a CD-R disc, then the time shown on the screen is approximately how long it will take to record at 1x. That time will be cut in half at 2x and so on. Most recording programs supply a timer for how long the recording process will take. However, this is a software program's timer and isn't always exact, so don't set your watch by it.

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