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CD-RW Usage

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by khandu, Aug 20, 2004.

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  1. khandu

    khandu New Member

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    Hey ppl

    I need to know the most advisable way of using and re-using a CD-RW as many get curropted after 2-3 uses..

    I mean which software is good for formatting/reformatting and usage and if any tips-tricks are available for it ?

    :p
     
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    well, u can put any softwarez on the disk but if itz longetivity u r searching, then go in 4 a good cd-rw like mosaer baer etc.I am using mosaer baer cd-rw 4 the 10th time now...after writing this post and it runs P E R F E C T L Y!
     
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    khandu New Member

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    Hmm.. trying a SONY CD-RW + InCD ... lets c its life...
     
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    sUlPhUr|nE` New Member

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    I use the latest 10x compatible Moser Baer CD-RW...I have re-written about 18 times till now...still works perfectly.
    The longitivity of the CDs depend on the way u handle it & not on the software u use to burn or to erase it.
     
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    I have sony, samsung & moser beur(not sure about the spelling) & have written & rewritten over 50 times now. No problems yet. I think you can rewrite for 1000 times or so.
     
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    i dont think there is any specific brand which u can say is the best, though i use sony or samsung. i think that for best performance u need to fill up the cd before emptying it, and try to perform quick erasing with nero. i have rewritten around 70 times on my sony and it still runs fine.
     
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    i'm using an ancient hp 4x and about 30 times.....not had problems yet...
     
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    Hmm.. fully formatted a 650 MB sony CD-RW .. says capacity only of 550.. Hmm...
     
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    First thing. Never Full Format the CD-RW regularly. Use only quick format.

    Second thing. Specially for CD-RW, Burn the CD-RW slower than what its maximum is specified.

    For Example, if you have a 10x CD-RW, always burn it at 8x. But dont touch the 10x speed.

    In our office we use Nero 6 & Adaptec Easy CD Creator.

    Both are fine and work perfectly.

    I have been using Samsung, TDK. Had no problems with them.

    Also finally keep your CD-RW's data side scratchless. Otherwise the writer will says that burning of CD-RW was sucessfull. But sometimes with certain CD-ROM drives you can't read it.
     
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    Use Samsung its quite good even at 10x have used it about 35 times already still working perfectly fine :eek:
     
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    Samsung 10x RW media is working fine for me.
    I must've used it over 100 times or so.

    as for the software, use InCD 4.
     
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    I use LG 52x RW with INCd 4..and it works perfectly like i said for the 10 times already now. :D
     
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    Yes! Moser Baer is simply fantastic!

    I agree with all those who say that MB is good. Moser Baer gives best price/performance ratio.
     
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    Moser baer, sony, samsung and HP all are good brands. If u use the cd-rw properly only then u will b able to enhance its longevity. Most of our cd-rws get crapped due to scratches. So prevent those in the first place.

    @gameaddict: U never thanked me for resizing and putting up your avatar or did i miss sumthng?
     
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    does water affects cd-r and cd-rw's??

    i mean if there's some dust on the writable layer and i wipe it off with
    a cotton bud soaked in water,will the cd-r, rw get affected!!

    and what is the cd material made up of??
     
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    No I dont think so. I have wiped my CD-RW with water 2 times. Still it works fine.
     
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    hmm!!
    good links krishanu.de

    again there are many cases which i have come across in which cd-r's develop numerous stains(patches on it)and render it useless.
    most of the princo cd's i have go bust like this!!(after a year or so)
    maybe the result of using cheap cd's.

    has anyone else expirienced similar problem's with princo cd-r's??
     
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    Princo uses a very cheap dye for its cd-r,rw's; worst compant to get a cd-r from !
     
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