High-speed CD-RWs

  ade.h 22:46 10 Feb 2005

click here for good value high-speed CD-RWs. I thought I'd mention this product as I have found that high speed 10-24x re-writables are quite hard to find.

  TomJerry 23:52 10 Feb 2005
  ade.h 21:00 13 Feb 2005

I have since found to my cost (money, time and energy) that the above CDs are only compatible with drives that carry an "Ultra-speed" logo. They have proven incompatible with my 16-speed Asus, despite having the right speed range. Amazon's product description doesn't mention this, but it's available on click here
They should be great for anyone with the right drive, however.

  Kansenji 21:41 17 Feb 2005

I have found CD-Rw discs to be very unreliable & very expensive compared to CD-Rs. There have been numerous reports of data becoming unreadable on them CD-RWs, even after a period of a few months.

I've given up on using CD-RW discs & prefer to spend 20 pence on a CD-R, use it, throw it away & then use another one. It's a lot less complicated & your data is probably more secure too.

  JonnyTub 22:21 17 Feb 2005

Your local pc store is likely to stock these for around 50p per disk (including jewel case)

  ade.h 22:27 17 Feb 2005

I create/edit about 6GB of multimedia files per working day, which need to be backed up. The cost of an external HDD is too high, and so is the cost of CD-Rs when worked out thus:

10 650MB CD-Rs at, quote "20 pence" = £2

Recording new discs at the end of each working day = £14 per week. £728 per year!

£6-8 for 10 CD-RWs seems somewhat less of waste....

  ade.h 22:29 17 Feb 2005

My nearest PC store (20 mile round trip) is the dreaded PC World, which does not stock CD-RWs faster than 4x speed.

  ade.h 22:30 17 Feb 2005

All I wanted to do here was post a helpful link.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 22:32 17 Feb 2005

So then if you can always afford to buy CD-RW then why don't you buy yourself an external harddisk?

Thats about £200 for a 200gb one.

seems pointless wasting CD-R/RWs when you can just keep your files stored on a external disk?

  JonnyTub 22:37 17 Feb 2005

OK ade.h i see your point, i wan't attacking you, merely pointing out that most local (by local i certainly don't mean pc world) / independant pc stores, you'll probably get them a tad cheaper.



  ade.h 19:49 18 Feb 2005

Please re-read the thread; if CD-RWs have a typical lifespan of c.1000 writes, then one pack will provide me with backup media for three years, for a one-off outlay of just a few pounds.

As I said previously "£6-8 for 10 CD-RWs seems somewhat less of a waste" than £700 per annum for CD-Rs or £100 plus for an external HDD.

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