Yea I was always down with burning at 1x and I used to... I have to call Dell and get them to come out and see what is up with my CDRW and stuff... My CD-Rom is like not working at all now... I am going to get them to fix that then I am going to yank out the CDRW and put my Plextor 12/10/32A in that should do the trick :
: Because I have no idea why certain burning programs like Nero, NTi, EZ CD Creator start out at the minimum for me to select as 8x... But Blindwrite, CloneCD, Fireburner, and DJ all let me select 1x and up.
you would probabbly destroy the higher speed media by trying to burn it a 1x anyway
generally you can get away with higher speeds if youve got the better drives anyway, best bet is to experment with different media and see how your saturn copes with it, generally its as important to keep off your writers max speed by 1 or 2 steps rather than burning at the slowest speed it can do
i wouldnt recommend trying to burn them at 40x or anything too high though (stick to 8x unless you start having problems)