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Iput Easy CD & DVD Burning on my conputer. In the destation selection it saids E:Matshita CD-RW CW-8123-CW23. when I went to put an Office Depot CVD-RW in it kick back out an told me to put a <Matshita or another CD in.I put a Sonyin it took that one but, when I went to put some more on it it said to put another CD in because that one had data on it. Where is the RW. Matshita is something else. Help!

 

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I am not sure what a "CVD-RW" is, but I suspect it is a DVD-RW. DVDs are burned by a different laser than CDs. Your Matshita CD-RW CW-8123-CW23 is most likely a CD burner, without that extra laser setup needed to burn DVDs. Even if it is a Combo drive (reads DVDs, reads and writes CDs), it won't have the extra DVD burning setup.

 

That it has 'RW' means it can burn RW as well as R. R is a one-time recordable medium, which is not quite as permanent as a commercially pressed disc, but still quite stable. RW is a multi-record medium in the sense it can be completely erased and reused - which makes it useful for testing - but it is nowhere as reliable for long-term archiving as R media.

 

More info here -

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=12382

 

If you want a "great-big floppy-disc", you would be better off with a Flash Drive (aka Thumb / Pen / Keychain / Jump drive).

 

Lynn

 

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Hi Judy,

 

There are a lot of complaints recorded in various Internet forums that this combo drive is very "touchy" about what it will write to, and that it rejects many brands of disc. There's probably not a lot can be done about that unless the manufacturers have released a firmware update which will correct it. You may just have to stick to discs that it does like.

 

You haven't said how you burned your first RW disc which worked, but if the recorder refused to write anything more to it, then the disc was probably closed at the end of the first burn.

 

Easy CD & DVD Burning has two disc-writing systems - Drag to Disc, and Creator Classic. D2D makes special discs with limited uses, and is best left alone. Creator Classic makes standard discs, and is the one to use.

 

Using a writing program such as Creator Classic to put data on a disc, you assemble the stuff you want to put on the disc in a "project" and then write it in a "session" onto the disc. At the end of the session you can leave the disc open for more sessions, or you can mark it "closed". Once a disc is closed, nothing more can be written to it.

 

A session can be big enough to fill a disc, or you can write several sessions to the disc until it is full, as long as you leave the disc "open". There are settings in Creator Classic which you can make to leave discs open or to close them after writing.

 

Re-writeable discs [CDRW] can be re-used. At any time when you've had enough of the current contents or you want an empty disc, you "erase" the CDRW and start afresh.

 

Does this info help you a little? If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.

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Hi Judy,

 

There are a lot of complaints recorded in various Internet forums that this combo drive is very "touchy" about what it will write to, and that it rejects many brands of disc. There's probably not a lot can be done about that unless the manufacturers have released a firmware update which will correct it. You may just have to stick to discs that it does like.

 

You haven't said how you burned your first RW disc which worked, but if the recorder refused to write anything more to it, then the disc was probably closed at the end of the first burn.

 

Easy CD & DVD Burning has two disc-writing systems - Drag to Disc, and Creator Classic. D2D makes special discs with limited uses, and is best left alone. Creator Classic makes standard discs, and is the one to use.

 

Using a writing program such as Creator Classic to put data on a disc, you assemble the stuff you want to put on the disc in a "project" and then write it in a "session" onto the disc. At the end of the session you can leave the disc open for more sessions, or you can mark it "closed". Once a disc is closed, nothing more can be written to it.

 

A session can be big enough to fill a disc, or you can write several sessions to the disc until it is full, as long as you leave the disc "open". There are settings in Creator Classic which you can make to leave discs open or to close them after writing.

 

Re-writeable discs [CDRW] can be re-used. At any time when you've had enough of the current contents or you want an empty disc, you "erase" the CDRW and start afresh.

 

Does this info help you a little? If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.

 

 

I mistype onthe cdv it should be CD. On that one CD-RW I put it in an recrded the data then pess record it ,an it recorded the data . When I went back to record some on it it said I have to put in RW.

 

Judy Toth

 

 

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I mistype onthe cdv it should be CD. On that one CD-RW I put it in an recrded the data then pess record it ,an it recorded the data . When I went back to record some on it it said I have to put in RW.

 

Judy Toth

 

Re-read post #4 by Brendon, and follow the directions in paragraphs 4.5. and 6 and make sure you are using the Creator Classic application.

 

 

 

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I mistype onthe cdv it should be CD. On that one CD-RW I put it in an recrded the data then pess record it ,an it recorded the data . When I went back to record some on it it said I have to put in RW.

 

Judy Toth

If you cannot understand what Brendon explained, and cannot understand my comments about the difference between R and RW media -

 

If data would cost more to replace after you lose it, than the 20 cents or so that a CD-R costs, it would be better to use a CD-R.

 

Using RW media is VERY risky to your data if you want to KEEP it long term. Nobody could get that thru my thick head, until I lost the data. However, you are welcome to learn the hard way like I did.

 

Lynn

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I mistype onthe cdv it should be CD. On that one CD-RW I put it in an recrded the data then pess record it ,an it recorded the data . When I went back to record some on it it said I have to put in RW.

 

Judy Toth

 

It's all right Judy, I knew what you were talking about. Lyn has never run a lot of this software, so scolds people about things instead. Her scolding can be safely ignored.

 

If your program kept asking for an empty CDRW when you tried to record another lot of data onto it, then it is most likely the disc was closed after the first lot was written. The program is effectively saying to you "I can't write to this disc, please insert an empty disc."

 

What program did you write the first data to the disc with, and what was the exact words of the message it gave you?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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