With the general availability of CD-ROM drives, Rewritable CDs
(CD-RW) have become a popular choice for publishing, distribution
and archival of data. Modern rewritable CDs offer high quality CD-recorder
Rewritable CDs are usually made from a metal alloy that features
a unique phase-change property, enabling the data to be written
on the disc repeatedly. This ability to re-write is possible up
to minimum of thousand write/erase/rewrite cycles. This is unlike
the read-only CDR (CD-R) where if you make a mistake while burning,
you cannot erase and re-record the disc. It is due to this ability
rewritable CDs are more expensive than readable CDs.
One disadvantage however is that rewritable CDs cannot be played
in standard CD players and CD-ROM drives. In order to play a CD-RW
disk, the drive has to be configured as Multi Read.
The data-capacity of a rewritable CD depends on its packet writing
software (Packet writing is a term for software that enables you
to record data onto a CD-RW directly from Windows Explorer, My Computer
or from the File/Save As Option of a computer program).
Nevertheless, rewritable CDs have a data-capacity of 650–700
megabytes. This makes it an ideal storage device for the following
- Transferring large data files between computers
- For maintaining data archives
- For taking Back-up data from a hard drive
- For storing large presentations, digital images, multimedia
The most important advantages of rewritable CDs over other storage
- Allows you to erase and rewrite new information – ideal
for updating files
- Ideal for backup, sharing and transferring files between computers
- Allows you to test the contents of a CD before making a permanent
BBDiscs.com is one of the leading online suppliers of blank rewritable
CDs. These discs are durable and offer numerous read-passes without
data degradation. Our discs are one of the most reliable devices
for maintaining comprehensive data archives.
Whatever your needs might be, drop BBDiscs
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