My 4 year old computer with a perfectly functioning DVD burner won’t recognize any CD-R discs. It acts like the disc is blank and asks whether I want to use Live File System or Mastered (i.e. rewritable or not). These discs are about 7 years old and in pristine condition, no scratches or anything and I rarely ever used them in the XP computer which burned them.
Are DVD burners not backward compatible with CD-Rs? Which would mean the CD-R technology lasted for maybe 5 years and now everyone’s left with coasters? The obsolescence issue might be far worse than I ever imagined.
The burner works fine for playing audio CDs.
Hitachi (“HL-DT-ST”) GT33N