I've always wondered whether there is any difference in writing quality when using different writing strategies with the Yamaha CRW-F1 (or any other drive, for that matter). Since I don't have a Lite-on, it isn't easy for me to do my own C1/C2 error tests so I wondered if anyone has already had any experience:
Would you achieve better writing quality (on a high quality CDR such as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim DatalifePlus) if you wrote to the disc at 16x CLV or if you wrote to the disc at 44x CAV (with OWC enabled) all the way to the end of an 80min CDR?
According to the CDRInfo.com review of the CRW-F1, writing at full CAV acheives better writing quality than CLV becase the spindle rotation speed is always constant (http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=YAMAHA+CRW%2DF1E+CD%2DRW&index=0
). If this is the case, why don't CD-writers give the option of writing to discs at full CAV but at a lower rotational speed rather than just giving the option to write at CLV (when using lower writing speeds - see the charts below).
Both writing strategies achieve the same average burn speed, but which one would achieve better writing quality?