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CD-RW formatting and InCD

Postby sherif_shaaban on Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:15 pm

Hi there...I bought a 700 MB Samsung CD-RW and formatted it using InCD. I noticed that the capacity of the disc was significantly reduced after the format...why is that? Can I return the disc to the factory state..I mean before the formatting, and will the disc still be accessiblee by ordinary CD drives? How can I make sure that people with ordinary CD-ROMs can read my CD-RW disc? Is it necessary that the disc should be formatted using UDF software? Sorry if I sound ambiguous, but I'm new to the CD-RW discs. Thanks in advance :)
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Re: CD-RW formatting and InCD

Postby Ian on Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:44 pm

I noticed that the capacity of the disc was significantly reduced after the format...why is that?

>>The UDF format uses part of the disc for the file system.

Can I return the disc to the factory state..I mean before the formatting, and will the disc still be accessiblee by ordinary CD drives?

>>Yes, you can erase it. This process removes the file system and data from the disc.

How can I make sure that people with ordinary CD-ROMs can read my CD-RW disc?

>>To put it simply.. don't use UDF. Create your CD using a normal Mode 1 data track and finalize it. You can do this with Nero.

Is it necessary that the disc should be formatted using UDF software?

>>No. Only if you want to packet write.
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Postby sherif_shaaban on Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:22 am

Thanks, Ian. Your reply was very helpful :D I really appreciate it.
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