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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by QBA, Nov 25, 2001.

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  1. QBA

    QBA Thread Starter

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    Hi

    1. How many times can I edit a CD-RW?

    2. What is the best size, speed and brand name I should look for next time I buy CD-RW?

    3. CD-R For what I understand are faster than CD-RW; But for what any other reason than the speed, should I buy CD-R when CD-RW can be rewrite, so it can be edit and use over and over again?

    thanks

    Alex
     
  2. Dan O

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    1. I have never seen a limit but over time and hundreds of use they will die.

    2. The fastest and most expensive is usually the best. Some of the better brands are Sony, Plextor, Yamaha, Teac, Sanyo, but many clones are good as well. The last two burner I purchased were an Acer and BusLink. I experenced hardware and software compatible problems with the Acer. I could not run EZ Creater 5 with it.
     
  3. volrathxp

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    well the question really wasn't what brand of burner he should buy but more or less whether or not he should use cd-r discs or cd-rw discs. i believe speed-wise both kinds of discs are the same, except when you rewrite on a cd-rw. cd-rs can only be written once, and you can't erase and start over if you end up with a coaster. :) i like cd-rs a bit better though, because they do take up less time for burning (especially if you do have to rewrite a cd-rw) and they cost a bit less than cd-rws. hope i helped.

    volrathxp
     
  4. Dan O

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    I had to run before, so I did not answer question 3. I am back now and here is my two cents.

    3. A CD-RW records slower and the format process is much slower. CD-Rs use a quick formatted, which only takes a few minutes. The media costs are different. A CD-RW disk costs a few dollars each but a CD-R disk can cost as little as $.20 each, if bought in bulk. So if you want to record something and give it away, it is cheaper. Reliable is another issue. The recording format of a CD-R is more reliable. Especially if a CD is burn on one PC and use on another. Also no special software is required to read it, such as DirectCD. Legal issues is another. For example, if you wanted to use a document as evidence it must be recorded on a CD-R or WORM. So there are pros and cons for the use of both types of disks.

    I hope I answered your questions correctly for you.
     
  5. gaimer

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    Am I wrong in assuming that the latest Nero version and XP's native cdrw burner can write to a cdrw with the same formatting as cdr's? I can add files to a cdrw till its full but I can't remove a single file without ereasing the whole cd. RW disks are a little more expensive but they make a good test platform for downloaded image files ,ect. My TDK VeloCD burns rws at 10x and cdrs at 12x so speed is no issue with me.
     
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