Media for different CD-ReWritable drive speed

December 12, 2010 at 02:19:13
Specs: Windows XP
All but one of my CD-RW drives are ultra speed drives, the other is high speed. I had a few questions.

1.Will this cause any problems using CD-RW media? I want to be able to burn on any drive and use on any other computer.

2. I also saw that Verbatim's DataLivePlus CD-RW media is mostly 4x speed, will these still work well on High Speed/Ultra-Speed drives?

3. Will the Verbatim Ultra-Speed CD-RW media work in a High Speed drive?


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December 12, 2010 at 03:21:03
Yes, the burning software checks the burn capabilities of the media, and offers burn speeds accordingly. Unless you are using a really old Burner say 2x/4x you should have no issues.

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December 12, 2010 at 03:25:33
Modern combination optical drives test the media and automatically attempt to adjust the burn speed to the media in place.

I am curious why you use CDRW media at all. CDRW media compatibility can be spotty. Locally I can buy CDR media on sale for 10 cents a disk in 100 disk spindles when on sale. I have NEVER burned a CDRW disk. The numbers just don't add up for me.

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