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Old 04-07-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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I just got a CD burner... and I would like to know what the difference is between a CD-RW and a CD-R...

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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ok...a CD-R is a blank disk, usually of a capacity of 700 Megabytes, which is like a one use CD. If you use the whole 750 megabytes, you can never put anything else on it again; However, if you use 10 megabytes, you can choose to leave it open for further burns, but you can't rewrite on the 10 megabytes
a CD-RW is a disk that you can use like 1000000 times. If you want to transfer files, its good for that; for example, you put 750 megabytes on it, and then transfer and then bring it back and ERASE the info of and then burn on the CD again. its usually called a re-writable CD, meaning u can keep on erasing and re-using the CD, as a pose to the CD-R which you can utilize the 750 Megabytes only once
Some car cd players don't recognize CD-RW, so it is mainly good for transfering stuff so you don't waste CD's or for making Backups; CD-Rs, which are cheaper and more commonly used, are used to make CDs, burn games, programes ...
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basically cd-r you can only put things on once.

but a cd-rw you can put somehting on and then take that off and stick something else on it so it 're-useable'
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:52 PM   #4
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oh... thanks

also, why won't my CD-RW CD's play on some of my stereos and CD players?
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CD-RW discs will play in most CD audio players made after the year 2000. However, older audio players produced prior to 2000 usually will not. CD-RW has a lower reflectivity than CD and CD-R. Therefore it cannot be played back in conventional CD players unless the player is Multi-read compatible.
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CD R means you can write to it, CD RW means you can write and write again!
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I do like the fact that CD R allows you to burn multi-sessions meaning you can burn once and then burn it again later where the previous data ends. But you retain your original data that you burn and those cannot be deleted no matter what. But you can keep adding to it until the CD fills up.
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