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Old 01-22-02, 07:40 PM
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CD-RW disks

I have an Buslink 24X/10X/40X internal burner that writes great. While shopping for CD-RW disks to try re-writing, I got confused.

The package said something like "good for 4X, 2X, and 1X re-writing." Since my burner supposedly re-writes at 10X, will they work, or do I have to locate some that specifically say "good for 10X re-writing"? Please advise.

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Old 01-22-02, 08:02 PM
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Re: CD-RW disks

Originally posted by scottz45
Since my burner supposedly re-writes at 10X, will they work, or do I have to locate some that specifically say "good for 10X re-writing"? Please advise.
You should get the 10X ones if you want to write at 10X, otherwise write at 4X. But you can always try the 4X at 10X, I haven't though.
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Re: Re: CD-RW disks

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You should get the 10X ones if you want to write at 10X, otherwise write at 4X. But you can always try the 4X at 10X, I haven't though.

You can't get a 4x cdrw disc to burn at 10x
its not like a cdr
pop in a 4x disc and 4x is the max you'll get
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Re: Re: Re: CD-RW disks

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You can't get a 4x cdrw disc to burn at 10x
its not like a cdr
pop in a 4x disc and 4x is the max you'll get
I think that's right. The speed limit is pre-determined by the manufacturer.
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Sounds like I'll be hunting for 10X disks. Thanks for your input folks.

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Is it just me, or does portability between different CD-RW drives suck?

I never seem to be able to read CD-RWs written by a different CD-RW drives, but I'm able to read the CD-RW produced by the same drive that wrote/burned it.
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Originally posted by Patman
I never seem to be able to read CD-RWs written by a different CD-RW drives, but I'm able to read the CD-RW produced by the same drive that wrote/burned it.
I've had that problem, too. One thing that seems to help a lot is to choose "close CD" when making a CD-RW. "Close CD" is how it's worded in EZ CD Creator, but I'm assuming it's an option in other programs like Nero.
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I'm not sure I get that "Close CD" option for the InCD software for writing CD-Rws. But it's worth a looksie.
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Getting backto the original topc, I see that Circuit City carries 10X CD-RW disks (5 for $9.99).

Now, will these really rewrite faser than disks with 4X/2X/1X on the package, or is it just Marketing b.s.?
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Getting backto the original topc, I see that Circuit City carries 10X CD-RW disks (5 for $9.99). Now, will these really rewrite faser than disks with 4X/2X/1X on the package, or is it just Marketing b.s.?
They should allow you to write at 10X. The blank CDRW discs have a code in them that indicates the max speed at which they can be rewritten. Your CDRW burner recognizes this and won't let you burn at a faster speed than what the CDRW disc allows. And yes, you could manually select the burn speed to be 4x for your cdrw 10x blanks since the 10x rating is only the max speed, not the min speed.
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You can use any CD-RW with your drive. If all you can find is 4x all you have to do is adjust the rewite speed before you start.
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Startide - Your answer was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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