I've got 2 rigs, 1 w/W98SE & 1 w/XP.
InCD 184.108.40.206 is on the W98SE, InCD 220.127.116.11 on the XP rig.
Problem: full formatting of brand-new CD-RW 700MB media yields irregular capacities
On the 98SE+18.104.22.168
system, full format yields a writeable area of 572MB
(Nero InfoTool reports 576MB or 65:36:32) on a FujiFilm 10X 700MB CD-RW (InfoTool reports media type as 98m10s00f).
Ditto with Verbatim 4X 700MB (Mitsubishi 4X CD-RW 79:59:74). Again, I get only 572MB useable space.
Now on to XP+22.214.171.124
- both a Verbatim 4X 700MB & a Platinum 12X 700MB (CMC Magnetics 10X CD-RW 79:59:74) yielded only 469MB!!!
Nero InfoTool reports 576MB or 65:36:25.
All of the formatted CD-RWs are reported as Data CD Mode 2, 1 Session 1 Track, UDF 1.50
I don't have too much UDF writing experience, but heck, I'm expecting to see a formatted, useable capacity of 700MB - or damn close to that. Is there a cap to the max capacity for the UDF 1.50 file system (& is it 576MB)?
Thx in advance for any words of wisdom
P.S. [W98SE] Full Formatting of a 4X and 10x CD-RW both took ~22mins plus another 4mins for the logical formatting. There seemed to be no difference (during formatting) between 4X & 10X rated CD-RWs...?!?
Writing Q3A's pak0.pk3 (1 file, 468,256KB) to a 10X CD-RW took 6mins on the 98SE platform & 7mins on the XP. This roughly calculates into 1300KB/s and 1115KB/s respectively, or 8.5X & 7.5X. Factoring in the fact that the 700MB blank was not filled to capacity and that the burners are CAV-based
, this seems to be about right. Agreed...?