Buyers Advise: Don't buy 900 Mb CD's for now

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I just posted the article Buyers Advise: Don’t buy 900 Mb CD’s for now.

XMen4u used our newssubmit to tell us about his experience with 900Mb Media. I thought it was intresting enough to share it with the rest of the visitors, as you might make this mistake…

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#2

I’m not sure abuot what other peoples impressions have been in reguard to 99min cdr’s but I run an LG-8080b and it does the job fine at 1x 2x 4x but coasters at 8x so apart from price no complaints from me…777


#3

I Use them (platinum 90 min) and i can put up to 89.59 min on such a cd with the plex121032 I use nero and overburn the 80 min border to 90


#4

I use this media with Plextor W124T and they are good. They supports 12x burning and about 900Mb on them. There is a list of supported burners on the net so it is easy to check if your is in the list. Armando


#5

Why e-mail Roxio and ask them. It’s like e-mailing Microsoft and asking them for some in depth knowledge about how to code nicely. Contradiction in terms. You should have e-mailed Nero or Olli, or IgD.


#6

I also used platinum 90 min cdr`s and they work fine on my plexdrive and every cdplayer I have can read it…


#7

First of all , the type of the cd is GPT, except that i didnt email ROXIO , i dont like their software at all, i just pasted from their site.Second , i used nero using overburn so i know what im doing, here this is the only 80min+ media (GPT 90min) so just wanted to notice thats all. Have a good burn.


#8

Dont use Win ON Cd, Nero, Clone … USE DIS JUGGLER 3.x and OVERBURN !!!


#9

What is the maximum cd length that a 8x20 supports?


#10

It’s not the speed of the player but the brand and type that determines weather it is supported at this point in time


#11

Does not help!!! Cd Length… 80? 90? 99? ???


#12

For all plex writer, the lenght is 89:57:99. this is the maximum allowed by the burner. :4


#13

Thanks :slight_smile:


#14

OOOOk…I’m from Israel and i bought 10 900MB cds by GPT like that dude and i have no idea how to burn them, now, I’m a newbie to overburn or whatever n i have no idea what those r doing and how can i burn 900MB cds, Please help me!


#15

Mitsumi Drives do 90min fine. It depends a lot on the make of the CD Burner. http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/cd_cd-r99.shtml


#16

K, but what’s the real size of these CD-r’s?? I’ll give ya a small calculation (let me try to explain it in a short and clear way): CD-DA encoding at 16 bits: -Every second = 44.100 kHz x 16 bits x 2 channels = 1.411.200 bits (or 176.400 bytes). When CD-DA format data is put on a CD, every second of music consists of 75 frames. So every frame contains 2352 bytes. Now, how many bytes would that mean for a 90-minute CD-R??: 2352 bytes x 75 frames x 60 seconds x 90 minutes = 952.560.000 bytes = 930.234,375 kbytes = 908,4 Mbytes Tadaaa! Here you have 908,4 Mbyte instead of 870 Mbyte!!! Now, for Mode 1 and Mode 2 data, the calculations are slightly different: Mode 1 : 2048 bytes per frame 2048 bytes x 75 frames x 60 seconds x 90 minutes = 829.440.000 bytes = 810.000 kbytes = 791,0 Mbytes Mode 2 : 2336 bytes per frame 2336 bytes x 75 frames x 60 seconds x 90 minutes = 946.080.000 bytes = 923.906,25 kbytes = 902,3 Mbytes Just some small calculations I’ve done for ya… So if you want to calculate the actual capacity of your favorite CD-R brand, then take a good look at it’s size. Nice tool to determine is the CDR-Identifier from www.gum.de Ohw, and a lot of people tend to think that 1 kilobyte = 1000 bytes, but that’s not true!! 1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes, and even so 1 Megabyte = 1024 kilobyte


#17

I’m from Israel too and i have this prob too this the cover of thecd: http://members.nana.co.il/planet/nadi-402//900.jpg plz help us ppl! :c


#18

I didn’t read most of this article, but I have a PlexWriter 16/10/40 and it wrote 90 minute CDs (800MB, not 900+) perfectly.


#19

CJay, I general that 1MB==1024KB rule holds true, but with many storage related subjects manufacturers use 1MB==1000KB formula (especially with HDDs). - spacey


#20

Hi, all, especially the GPT using Israelies. I bought a 20-CDR package of GPT 90XL. It says “90 min 800MB” on the package, “90min 900MB” on the disks themselves, and my Ricoh (or the Nero I am using) can’t recognize more than the standard 700MB. Conclusion - don’t buy GPT, they SUCK! :r