rewritable cd limitation

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  1. Third Eye

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    hi guys,i want to know is there any limitation for rewritable cd(erasing and writing). how many times i can write a data on rewritable cd because my rewritable cd is not erasing.
     
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    vijay_7287 New Member

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    it basicaaly depends on how u handle it and all
    it also has a magnetic field which when handled roughly will render the cd useless .. or as in ur case doesnt allow erasing it
     
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    if u handle it correctly, it can be used for about 1000-1500 read/write cycles
     
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    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    ^^ Hardly practical.. Practically you can expect it to re-write 100-150 times.. Not more than that..
     
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    How many sessions can a CD RW / CD R have ?
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    ya kalpik says right i wrote my sony cd-rw for about 150 times. thats all i expect from a cr-rw @35.per write cost per cycle is just zero.
     
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    @kl_ravi: I dont think there is any limit to the number of sessions. Just that each session takes around 2 MB, so even if u dont write anything, it will write 2 MB per session.. So that limits the number of session to around 300.
     
  8. Ramakrishnan

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    even 100-150 times is also too high. I am using cdrw's and I have not got this many times.
     
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    i have not got a more than 10 times usable rewritable CD.........lol.
     
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    I have got around 300 :)
     
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    well i got nearly 40.
     
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    i used it around 150 writes,the main thing i that just prevent it from any kind of scratch
     
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    how do u handle the cds. Thats the only ques tat arises. Burn tem at 4x, they work good at tat speeds.

    Further I bought a sony cd 3 yrs back, working still in the finest condition for me. Though, I dont use it frequently these days.
     
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    but as u write and write and then use it many times..and again erase and write..in such a process ...the cd gets scratches and all u cant prevent it..after 35-50 such write-read-erase process the cd almost becomes unreadable and devlopes lots of scratches !!
     
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    use pendrive instead.....
     
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    CD RW works just 10-15 times for me , thus I bought pen drive.
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    @vijay, i was a bit confused. What has a magnetic field got to do with laser discs?

    Anyway, I am using both a moserbaer and a sony rw disc for the past 2 years. I had once thrown both of them into the dustbin but retrieved them later for some urgent work. both are full of scratches though the protective layer on which we write is still intact . And wonder of wonders both of them still work though all writing software take a good 2 to 3 minutes on something called 'closing session'. Just lucky i guess.

    Peace.
     
  18. rahul_becks23

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    when u share the CDs with friends,it of-course will frm scratch time-to-time.
    Those who keep the CDs in their utmost safest place will only be able to write more than 10 to 20 times.
    And am not that type of guy,who keeps everything safe........i just dont care.
    Some friends takes the CDs and it rarely comes back to me,and even if it comes back to me....it will not be usable for more than a few 5 to 6 times more...lol...
     
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