[QUOTE=MrScary;2082401]Cd-Rw & DVD-RW will NOT work without the Appropriate program, like Neros “In-CD” or Roxios program…
Why in this age of USB pen Drives n Cheep 2.5" HDD + DVDRAM are you still useing RW…It’s NUTS…Get with it.
RWs have never worked properly since they first came out…Still the same now…[B]Got 50 of the Ruddy things in a Tub n only about 4 work[/B]…
IN the TUB they’ll stay forever!!![/QUOTE]
seriously? … i always had generally positive results from RW media (CD or DVD) in general… the only problem i ever had on RW media was with CD-RW which the one’s that failed semi often was the super generic crap named ‘Great Quality’ … but anything decent brand (pretty much any main brand name out there) i generally never had problem with although once i did have the top surface peel back (i.e. dead disc) on a Memorex brand of a CD-RW disc but besides that one single disc all the named discs i used worked fine and still do to this day.
but as people say dont trust RW media in general for long term storage. always use a +/-R
p.s. even though USB pen drives/hdd’s are getting cheaper, it’s still cheaper to use something like a DVD+RW to backup temporary files (especially if you have alot of files) vs USB thumb drives etc. … but i do agree that for transferring a few files here and there the USB method is more practical cause u just plug it in and transfer and unplug instead of the writing of lead-in/lead-out and writing data and erasing times you have with RW media… so in some cases USB thumb drives are better than +RW and even getting a cheap 20GB external laptop hdd would probably be overall better than RW media for general use assuming you dont have lots of data… so i guess it just depends on what you do as to whats better… but for basic files (nothing to large) i would agree that a USB thumb drive or external laptop hdd is the better choice if you have say a few GB of data that you change/shuffle around often as even though you pay more per GB on a usb thumb drive/external hdd it’s more practical and easier/faster to use vs a RW disc.