Re: CD-RW as a removable "floppy"
On Mar 09 2005, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 March 2005 09:53 pm, Cage wrote:
> > The problem with using CDRW for a removable storage device is that it
> > can only be re written to about 15 times.
> I've heard different figures on this, but never as low as 15 times. I've
> always heard more about 100 or so. Have you heard or seen many sources
> that cite such a low number? Or is it from your experience?
I am not Cage, but I agree with his statement.
I think that the 100 or even 1000 times you can write to a CD-RW is just
marketing speak. Speaking from experience, there were some cases where
after the 5th written session to the CD-RW, I couldn't read data anymore.
And using packet writing (just as an information to the original poster:
enable it with a recently enough kernel and use the package udftools) just
seems to wear the media more quickly.
Perhaps I have just had a bad experience and chosen bad media? Who knows?
Just my 2 cents, Rogério.
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