writing small files to CD

  GerrieC 19:56 11 Jan 2004

I require a cd-r or rw to write files to a cd. The files are all small, varying from 1mb to 20mb. Can I write these files to a CD, presumably using a multisession writer, individually. i.e. one at a time over a period of say a week.

Do not as yet have a writer, so do not have a clue about doing it. Have in mind a MSI 52x52x32 unit, inexpensive for a start.

Help will be very much appreciated.

  Jester2K 19:58 11 Jan 2004

In answer to your question - Yes you can.

  VoG II 20:05 11 Jan 2004

Your writer should come with some burning software - the documentation should explain how to do this (varies with the software).

  Pesala 20:06 11 Jan 2004

1 Mbyte is not too small, but very small files of 1K or so will take a long time to write to CD-RW if you have hundreds of them. I find it is much better to ZIP them first in that case, for example if backing up a website.

CD-RW will be more flexible for your job, as files can be updated and overwritten. One formats the CD-RW using Adaptec Direct CD or Nero InCD. Then one can copy just like using a floppy disk.

  GerrieC 20:07 11 Jan 2004


Thanks for the response


  GerrieC 20:11 11 Jan 2004

Thanks to You All. Sorry guys, your replies were faster than I could type.

But your help is very much appreciated.


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