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2864Re: [NTO] re-writable CDs

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  • hsavage
    Mar 5, 2002
      On 3/4/02 4:37 PM, Ray Shapp wrote:

      >Hi Group,
      >Are re-writable CDs suitable media for use in backups of PC files? When I
      >last read about the technology, the re-writable media weren't reliable
      >enough for many routine re-write cycles.

      >Also, most re-writable CD burners
      >couldn't append new files to a CD without destroying previous contents. In
      >order to write 10 new megabytes to a CD that already had 100 MB, one had to
      >copy the 100MB to the hard drive, and then write all 110 MB to the CD in a
      >single, uninterrupted operation.
      >Thanks for your opinions.
      >Ray Shapp
      >Watchung, NJ

      Burners have improved considerably from the state you describe. I use
      one all the time for drag and drop file saving. They aren't perfect yet
      and you need to try several different brands of CD-RW disks to find the
      most serviceable.

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