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    Problems with CD-Rw Discs


    My laptop does not have a CD-RW facility and a module that does would cost over 300 so I opted for an external Iomega CD-RW to connect to my laptop.
    The discs I have are 650 Memorex CD-RW and I have had problems getting them to run. Firstly the Iomega external CD-RW said that I must format the discs but when I tried a message came up saying there was no disc in place. Evevntually when I mannaged to download a file from the laptop to the external CD-Rw it would not run on my desktop PC.
    I have been told that some external CD-RWs are not always compatable with Desktop PCs but I wonder if it that Memorex discs are not up to the job.
    My question is: Does any one know of an independent review of CD-Rw discs on the web or am I asking the wrong question?
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    to be honest mate dont use the rewriteable ones, the worm ones (write once read many) CD's are so cheap it really isn't worth the hassle using the rw CD's
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    In order to use CD-RW as an oversized floppy drive, you need software like Adeptec Ez CD creator's direct CD or something like that. Although I have an ioemga internal burner on my desktop and a sony burner that comes with my iBook.

    I don't use CD-RW's either. The two I have from 5 years ago have degraded and some of the data has become corrupted. CD-R's are pennies anymore, just go buy in bulk.

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