I wonder, is there a big difference between a cd-r and a cd-rw ? i mean in quality ? I try to make some copy and i scrap a couple of cd-r in the process…With cd-rw i can rewrite those…but are they ok for making a quality copy ? How many times can we rewrite those ?


Some company’s claim that their CDRW can be rewritten up to 1.000 times without any problems.
Never tried it myself. Maybe I reached a 100x by now. :stuck_out_tongue:

1000x is untested. Marketing numbers, don’t really trust em.

Okay, answering the question, CD-R usually results higher quality copies due to the nature of how they work. There, happy? :slight_smile:

I usually get CRC errors after 20-30 times of rewritting, no matter what the cdrw medium is. Sad isn’t it?

Then there must be something wrong. I use Verbatim CD-RW discs and erased them over a hundred times without any problems. The number 1000 is not a marketing trick but a specification bound by the technology used to rewrite a cd-rw and written down in the Orange Book standard. Therefore, Orange Book compliant media is required to be erased and rewritten a 1000 times.

For more information check:

The “big” difference between CD-R and -RW is the dye. As the other layers mainly consist of the same material, rewritable discs use a phase-change recording layer. This chemical compound is sensitive to temperatures. CD-RW capable drives therefore must use different power calibrations of the laser to alter the state of the dye to write data to it. Optically, CD-R and -RW discs are technically comparable in quality but you also can buy rewritable media of low quality as you can with write once media.