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skybird # Posted on 2011-10-22 at 12:56AM UTC
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“Anyways aboutthe opc so what if i was to use the 2.4x verbatim im not sure what verbatim i got but i know the speed on it says 2.4x so will i still need to turn opc on,”

The easy way to tell which discs you’ve got is this: -

2.4X rated (says 2.4X on the packaging) = MKM-001-00
8X rated (says 8X on the packaging) = MKM-003-00

The 001 discs can only be burned at 2.4X with Burner Max.

The 003 discs can be burned at 2.4X or 4X with Burner Max, but c4eva has recommended that you turn OPC on if you want to burn the discs at 4X as it will help ensure that the burn is good.

As for whether to use OPC in general with all burns, it really depends on the burner you’re using, the firmware installed on that burner, and the media you’re using. The only way to know for sure is to burn a disc with OPC on, then burn another disc of the same type with OPC off and do some disc scans to compare the burn quality.

So, in your case, you have MKM-001-00 discs as the rated speed is listed at 2.4X, so you can only burn them at 2.4X with Burner Max and turning on OPC is not required. If you don’t mind potentially wasting a disc or two, you could burn a game with OPC off, then burn the same game with OPC and as long as both burns complete OK and verify 100%, you could compare the discs using Opti Drive Control (or a similar app) to see what effect OPC has on the burn quality. If you’re not bothered about any of that, just leave OPC off unless you have an issue getting discs to burn and verify.

Hope that answers your question.