If you're using Adaptec you have to format it using Direct CD. If you're using Nero, I believe it is called InCD. This enables one to drag and drop files like using a floppy disk.
CD-RW disk don't last that long. Maybe 3 months or so if you use them, like I do, for quick and dirty backup. I leave one disk in the drive all the time. Just scrap them and start a new one when they start to fail. Always keep at least two fairly recent backups.
Zipping files first into an archive makes copying much faster. Lots of small files takes ages; one big one is quick.
Quality of media seems to make a difference to how long they last.
I was using Plexwriter 12/10/32A which has been a steady workhorse and the first dependable writer for me. Have built a new Mobo and have purchased the AOpen DVD 8x, the speed is fantastic and of course no coasters. My first writer gave me 9 coasters out of 10 I wont reveal the make as danger has passed. As you say "Maybe the drive" It can be a lottery, but I always use the mags. guides. Regards G.
Am trying to put 1000mb movie on cd rw (nero) but am not sure how to multi-disc carryover. I can put 600+ but am not sure exactly what I need to do to record whole film on the two cd rw discs. Any insight is always appreciated.
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