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{Newbie} wrote to CD-RW disk and now disk is no good????

Postby WBF on Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:47 am

I recently wrote some data for the first time with my Sony 48x24x48 high speed recorder to some Memorex High Speed 700mb/80min CD-RW disks which are supposed to be spec'ed for the writer and now the disks seem to be no good.

Won't show the data and has a hard time even getting recognized by machine. Can be erased but still has many problems with anything new, if it can be seen at all.

I tried both a registered version of Nero and the B' Recorder Gold that came with the player and still the same.

I've tried a few mp3's on fresh disks and that seems ok, can write, erase and rewrite but once I do it with this data its shot. BTW if I use the same data with cheap write only disks the disks and data are ok.

Anyone have any ideas what I may have done wrong, is there certain data that just shouldn't be written to certain kind's of disks?

Also is there a way to repair the damage I may have done to these rather expensive disks?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:13 am

We have found the Memorex CD-RW discs to be of very poor quality. Many others have experienced just what you have: poor performance right from the start followed by complete failure very shortly afterward:


The best advice is to throw away the Memorex CD-RW, never buy them again, and switch to another brand. Many people have reported good success with the Verbatim CD-RW, and some have also recommended the Jensen brand.

Sorry I don't have better news for you.

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