cdrw wear and tear

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Kerri Ann

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do cdrws wear out after too many uses? i had always figured they did, that after they started getting scratched, they would be unreadable, thus unwritable and unerasable. but i have a cdrw here that has no visible scratches or smudges, and my burning software is telling me this:

Media- cdrw
Writabe- yes
Free space- 0mb
Used space- 0mb
Total disk space- 0mb

i tried doing an erase, but it still tells me the same thing. anyone know why?
 
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Yes, they have a finite number of reburns before they die, also they can fail due to age as well, once one gets above 3-4yrs old its usually done for anyway

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most cheap cdrws are dead by about 250 burns, but some good ones can even get u above 1000 burns! (sony, maxell, imation etc. etc.)
 

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I have yet to see a CD-RW disk be used more than approx 100 times before dying. With the prices of CD-R's I just use those.
 
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