lostdude wrote:Memorex 52x25x52 (I think it's a Liteon)
lostdude wrote:Slightly off topic, but I seem to have problem in general with packet writing software. At work we have DirectCD and it's a 50/50 shot if the disc will format/read correctly. Gez, I mean, this is not a new technology anymore... What's the experts experience here?
packet writing in general is not very reliable by many accounts.
at best it is tricky and error prone, more so than "regular" (ISO data) burning.
for anything more than temporary backups, it's best to avoid packet writing.
lostdude wrote:I just tried to format a ole cheapo Office Depot branded CDRW with InCD. Everything looks good then I can't write to it or even eject the disk. If I open up Nero and do a "medium info" on it, it still shows it as in "background MRW format" ?!
1. use better media. as packet writing is finicky, at least start out with good media. my favorite is Verbatim - by many considered the best RW media.
2. yes, if you're doing Mt. Rainier, then it is formatting in the background and what you see in the Nero info window is what you should. right click the InCD tray icon and eject the disc (this should take a few seconds), it should stop the formatting and eject the disc, next time you insert it into the drive it will resume the formatting in the background.
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