[:(!]I had 3 of these CDRs and have burned 1 at 44x, far not full 80 mins though. It came out Okay. It is not a surprise to me as my other 32x certified bunch of CDRs (Prodisk make) burns at 44x with fifty-fifty (32x burns reliably).
When get a chance, I'll post how the other two FujiFilm disks came out at 44x. They are eligible for DT@2 but now I have a lot of good Verbatim CDRs.
PS. At this point, I've decided to perform the check and copied on the fly (almost 75mins) MS Visual Studio 6.0, Enterprize Edition.
The reader used is Sony CRX220E1 at 52x.
The writer is Yamaha F1-ZE at 44x (OWSC disabled).
Before copying, I ran Nero CD Speed. It read at 52x perfectly well.
The copying took 3m34s.
Thereafter I put the new CDR into Sony drive as the Yamaha cannot retrieve ATIP info from a finalised CDR.
The CD Quality test did find severe issues at approximately 60 mins but thereafter it finished Okay.
Scan Disk for surface errors found 10 damaged sectors also around 60 min position:
Starting surface scan
Good: 98.81 %
Damaged: 1.19 %
Unreadable: 0.00 %
Surface scan completed
Now, I put the CDR back into the Yama.
Results of the CD Quality Check are much-much better: no problems! I already know that the F1 is a better reader than the CRX220E1. On the other hand, they read it at 44x and 52x accordingly...
Next test - Surface Scan. Yama reports no problems. Well, it cannot report on damaged sectors.
Final test - File Test by the Yamaha. For 7277 files - no problems. Average speed 12.8x.
What's the conclusion?
Seems like it is indeed possible to use these CDRs at 44x. However, I'd say, it's better to write at no more than 40x (F1 does not support this speed while the CRX220E1 does).[^][xx(]