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Re: In defense of TAO

bill wrote:

I understand that the author of cdrecord is considering dropping support
for TAO ?

I would like support for TAO to continue based on the following arguments.

Most newer units support TAO Overwrite for CD-RWs if there is only one
track/session recorded ( the case at least for me when it's data only ).
This means there is no need to blank the disc prior to recording.
There is also no need for a "gap" which means more space on the disc
for real data.

CD-RW in DAO mode works good too but it requires blanking before you
can use it again. There is no such thing as DAO Overwrite. Is there ?
CD-RW in Packet mode has overwrite capability but it requires extra

And if I have a small (less than 700 megs) amount of data to backup,
why use a DVD ? In these cases, which are frequent for me, a CD-RW
in TAO mode is my choice everytime. No blanking, no extra formatting.
I'm lazy.

And a lot of drives still don't support DAO in firmware, so cdrecord needs to fake with raw96 or some other trick.

Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 0
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   :
Vendor_info    : 'PIONEER '
Identifikation : 'DVD-RW  DVR-104 '
Revision       : '1.40'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
cdrecord: This version of cdrecord does not include DVD-R/DVD-RW support code. cdrecord: If you need DVD-R/DVD-RW support, ask the Author for cdrecord-ProDVD.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R

Just as an example.

E. Robert Bogusta
 It seemed like a good idea at the time

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