Is there a rewrite limit ?

  TECHNODIMWIT 11:31 16 Jun 2004

i`m trying to find out of there is a limit as to the number of times a cd-rw and dvd-rw can be written to.

thanks for your well informed replies.

  SANTOS7 11:59 16 Jun 2004

How many times can I write over a CD-RW disc? What happens once the limit of the media has been reached?
The CD-ReWritable specifications guarantee at least 1,000 times. Some media manufacturers expect to have media available by the end of this year that can be re-written more than 10,000 times. Intelligent software, like the drag & drop file system UDF, prevents "wearing out" of particular areas on the disc (bad areas are copied to a new place on the disc), making the overwrite limitation a non-issue

  Gongoozler 12:04 16 Jun 2004

It is said that a cd-rw disk is good for about 1000 write cyles. click here

dvd-rw has also been claimed to be good for 1000 write cyles
click here

However the actual number probably varies considerably between manufacturers and storage methods.

  TECHNODIMWIT 18:53 16 Jun 2004

i knew there was a limit, but thought the figure would have ben lower,

wat do i know.

  SEASHANTY 19:24 16 Jun 2004

....and just in case you wondered DVD-RAM is good for 100,000 rewrites
click here

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