Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Post by chrisspenc » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 04:25:29


Can I take a CD-RW I wrote in a new 32x drive, and _read_ it in an
older drive rated for 1x-4x burning? In such a situation, can I
reliably read the disc, or just "possibly"? Personal experiences?
Thanks,

- Chris
 
 
 

Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Post by smh » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 05:15:11

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Chris Spencer wrote:

Once written the disc is just like any other disc - it should be read in
any drive.

For burning 4x+ cd-rw on 1x-4x burner, however, beware of the falling
sky:

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Is the sky falling, Mikey?
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Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) spewed (12/24/03):

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And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king
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Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) barfed (12/16/03):
>
> Erasable media have proved unreliable. In addition if you have a
> HighSpeed drive (rated above 4x), you should not use media rated
> for a maximum of 4x of less; they are not HighSpeed. You may get
> apparently good results, but the error rate is likely to be high
> and reliability will be low.

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And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king
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From: Mitch
Subject: Re: CD RW problem
Date: 11/30/03

Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) spewed (11/26/03):
>
>> Mitch wrote:
>>
>> If you have a Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 1x-4x CD-RW Media
>>
>> If you have a High Speed Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 4x-12x CD-RW Media & 1x-4x CD-RW Media
>>
>> If you have a Ultra Speed Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 8x-24x CD-RW Media, 4x-12x CD-RW Media & 1x-4x
>> CD-RW Media
>
>Yes and no. Your drive may or may not write to media of a lesser
>type than specified, but the quality of the write is generally
>much less than that for the specified type, which is often less
>than you'd want to begin with. I did not say that it would not
>work, only that "you're asking for trouble".
>
>Double-check your data, though. There may be an UltraSpeed drive
>which will write as slowly as 4x, but I don't know of it.

And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king.
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Mikey, you are a Friggin' Shit!
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Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Post by smh » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 09:00:36

--------------------------------------
Mike Richter, were you born with
"Scam Artist" emblazoned on your face?
--------------------------------------

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm= XXXX@XXXXX.COM
(Messages 10, 12 -- 34, 54 -- 69)

( No pipsqueaks have been able to prove ANY of the above is a libel )
( -- despite Mikey claimed to have proof of misquotes !! )


Chris Spencer wrote:

Once written the disc is just like any other disc - it should be read in
any drive.

[Correction]

For burning 4x+ cd-rw on 1x-4x burner, however, beware of the falling
sky:

[The above should have been:]

For burning 1x-4x cd-rw on 4x+ burner, however, beware of the falling
sky:

--------------------------
Is the sky falling, Mikey?
--------------------------

======================================================================
Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) spewed (12/24/03):

=======================================================
And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king
=======================================================

================================================================
Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) barfed (12/16/03):
>
> Erasable media have proved unreliable. In addition if you have a
> HighSpeed drive (rated above 4x), you should not use media rated
> for a maximum of 4x of less; they are not HighSpeed. You may get
> apparently good results, but the error rate is likely to be high
> and reliability will be low.

-------------------------------------------------------
And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king
-------------------------------------------------------

=======================================================
From: Mitch
Subject: Re: CD RW problem
Date: 11/30/03

Mike Richter (Friggin' Scum) spewed (11/26/03):
>
>> Mitch wrote:
>>
>> If you have a Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 1x-4x CD-RW Media
>>
>> If you have a High Speed Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 4x-12x CD-RW Media & 1x-4x CD-RW Media
>>
>> If you have a Ultra Speed Rewritable Drive
>> you can use 8x-24x CD-RW Media, 4x-12x CD-RW Media & 1x-4x
>> CD-RW Media
>
>Yes and no. Your drive may or may not write to media of a lesser
>type than specified, but the quality of the write is generally
>much less than that for the specified type, which is often less
>than you'd want to begin with. I did not say that it would not
>work, only that "you're asking for trouble".
>
>Double-check your data, though. There may be an UltraSpeed drive
>which will write as slowly as 4x, but I don't know of it.

And the sky is falling Chicken Little, go tell the king.
========================================================
================================================================

======================================================================

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Mikey, you are a Friggin' Shit!
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Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Post by Mike Richt » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:10:47


Sure. There's no problem reading it in a slow drive - even a CD player
in your stereo, which runs at 1x.

Of course, you do need to write it well to read it in any drive.

Mike
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Can CD-RWs written on fast newer drives be read on slow older drives?

Post by Graham May » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 15:08:36

The CD player in the stereo might baulk at the RW medium, no matter what
speed it was written at ;)

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