Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 29, 2005, 5:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Canna W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,038
Default

Hi,

A friend has given me a few of the above read-write cds. I'm not sure though whether I can use them with my rather old computer/drive. (I've been upgraded to XP from Windows 98SE, but am still usinga Pentium II processor.)

Would be really grateful if someone could let me know.

abw,

Canna.
Canna W is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 30, 2005, 8:48 AM   #2
DBB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,483
Default

The answer is quite simple; if you can use a CD drive than you can use these CD's.

Dave
DBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Canna W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,038
Default

Dave,

Thanks for your help!

Canna
Canna W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:39 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Posts: 4,036
Default

Not so simple I'm afraid. With CDR there is cross compatibility with any speed – you just have to set the recorder to record at an appropriate speed. Not so with RW. 2-4X are the old standard and will not usually work in recorders that will record to RW at 8X or faster. For those you need "high speed" RW. If your burner is as old as your computer you can probably use the disks. If it was an upgrade and will do RW at faster than 4X they probably won't work.

The numbers like 12-24-4 would indicate it can burn 12X to CDR, can read CDs at 24X and can record 4X to RW. Just check the specs on your burner. If that last number is over 4 you will likely have problems with the disks.

If by "use them" you just mean read what is on them the answer still isn't that simple. They could have been written with packet writing as that is probably the main use RW is put to. If that is the case you have to install the UDF reader for the packet writing software the CDs were written in. The readers are free but you have to know for what recording software.

slipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2005, 11:14 AM   #5
DBB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,483
Default

Yes I missed the CDRW part of the post. I thought he was referring to CDR's...

Dave
DBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3, 2005, 2:33 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Canna W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,038
Default

SHE is very happy to have further enlightenment!!! :lol:

Thanks guys.

Slipe I've run off your info for reference. Very helpful.

abw,

Canna.
Canna W is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:54 AM.