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underrun

When writing to a CD-R disc, the inability of the computer to keep up with the recording process. There are numerous causes. The data may be coming from a slow CD drive or another slow source. The CPU may have limited memory, have too many open applications, or the drivers may be out-of-date. See thermal recalibration and coaster.
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Shared hybrid CDs, for both the Mac and Windows platforms, can be created and incremental packet writing helps to avoid those annoying buffer underruns.
But even with 2x CD-R drives I often recorded at 1x speed to be on the safe side and avoid bUffer underrun, so I am not obsessed by theoretical speed advantages.
Even when creating large CDs with 400-500 MB of files I usually choose the much safer, slower option (and run a dry test) to avoid buffer underrun.
All of the new veloCD burners offer bit-perfect music and data recording performance -- and thanks to the inclusion of Buffer Underrun Protection, veloCD models eliminate clicks, pops and coasters for perfect recordings every time -- even during multitasking operations.
08 megabits per second during any recording to avoid buffer underrun errors.
The overhead associated with getting hundreds of files scattered round the source drive may slow down the direct CD recording process and may result in buffer underrun that destroys the disc.
IDE/ATAPI DVD+RW/CD-RW drive with buffer underrun protection technology;
Because of the relatively small size of the packets, the buffer underrun nightmares of the Disc-At-Once technology that kept you on the edge of your seat watching the progress of recording a 600-plus MB image file will be also eliminated.
It incorporates the new Burn-Proof technology, eliminating buffer underrun errors in fast-write modes.
It says a lot that the predecessor of this recorder, the CDD521, had only a 256 KB buffer and was marred by buffer underrun problems.