CD burner not working with cd-rw anymore

Devin Whalen devin-Gq53QDLGkWIleAitJ8REmdBPR1lH4CV8 at
Wed Jul 21 18:06:50 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 13:51, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 01:07:33PM -0400, Devin Whalen wrote:
> [snip]
> > blocks [ATAPI    CD-R/RW 6X4X32  ]
> [snip]
> Notice how it is a 6x4x32 drive?  That means 6x CD-R, 4x CD-RW (the
> highest old CD-RW went before high speed) and 32x read.  It won't touch
> a CD-RW high speed media.  Generally models are sepcified as
> CD-R write X CD-RW write X CD read speeds.  Current top CD-RW drives are
> like 52x32x52 or something similar to that.  The new DVD writers of
> course end up with even more numbers for all the different media types.
> Your drive is probably working perfectly, you just have the wrong media
> type for it.  Not bad for such an old drive.
> Lennart Sorensen

Thanks for the reply.  The funny thing is, I was just looking at that
line :)..but I thought the 6 and 4 where write speeds to any CD media
and the 32 was read.  Thanks for the clarification.  I was messing
around in my computer the other day before all this started and was
worried that I hooked something up wrong.  I was going to start taking
things apart....thank god for this mailing list!!

Thanks for the help.  Now I just have to convince my wife that we need a
new cd-burner :).


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