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Re-writables are a very poor choice for anything
you want to keep long-term as they have relatively very poor archival properties
and in general are just not anywhere as reliable as writables. They are also
much more prone to damage.
Re-writeables are also a poor choice for anything
where you give the disc away as writables are cheaper and
some early computer CD-ROMs and many
non-computer CD readers will not read these discs at all.
Re-writables are useful for :
short term temporay
storage (particulary if used with packet writing software [DirectCD,InCD
data from one machine to another where there is no decent network or internet
rotatational backup system of critical files (eg use 4 discs in rotation - a
different one every week)
some sort of test CD
(eg one with auto-loading software that you want to test before making the real
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:41
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Burning
I'm just getting
started in CD burning. I saw that my options in blank CD
Rewritable and Write Once Only. Is there any preference between
two for photographic image storage? My inclination is to think that
Rewritable would be preferable because of the possible need to adjustments
Thanks in advance for your input.