% of CDs lost using an IDE CD-R burner
I want to purchase a IDE CD-R burner. Does anyone know the % of CDs that are messed-up during a CD to CD copy? What's the cause of the problem, and are there ways to prevent the lost?
Thanks in advance.
There is no % of bad cds'.Many reasons for a failed burn. Most problems are software related. Buy a good burner,install the software correctly,keep your cds' and drives CLEAN. I use a Mitsumi ide and a Ricoh scsi. Both good burners,few coasters.
Get a copy of an Easy Cd Creator from Adaptec. It is one of the best softwares.
CD to CD-R copies are easy once hardware & software configured correctly. Have had 0 coasters on copies, only a few on other things. Agree that Easy CD is very good & has features to help prevent failures. Best ways to avoid problems seem to be to boot machine clean, shut down all programs such as screen savers, virus checkers, anything that doesn't HAVE to be running, then set up & start the copy and WALK AWAY! Sorry, but it just doesn't need you right now! I once caused CD creator to register error during test phase just by impatiently rolling the mouse while waiting... Must have been me, nothing else happened & it worked fine on retry with no changes!
I will have to agree with the others....make sure you use good software and just about all the CDR and CDRW IDE drives will work...I would suggest that you get one that has at least 1meg in the buffer if it is faster than a 1x..and atleast 2megs if over 4x burn speed. I personally have a BTC 2x2x6 CDRW and the only coasters i have made were my fault....such as not remebering to turn off virus protection or "schedualed maintance" programs....I have buddy's that have Memorex, yamaha, plexor and they too have had excellent results burning cd's with Adaptic's software (easy CD creator and Copier deluxe) I have also used NERO and it works great as well....but for ease of use and "wizards" the Easy CD Creator is hard to beat!
agree with all of yall
just remember to close all programs and task and turn off screen saver
i haven't messed up since i did all of this
and man! i burn alot!
So what's the difference between an IDE burner and a SCSI one? Will I get better results using a SCSI one?
Typicaly you will have a faster burner....most of the scuzzy burners are 4x min. also you lower your chances of having a buffer underrun if you also have a scuzzy harddrive due to the fact that the scuzzy interface has a bigger "pipeline" and thru-put. But many of the IDE burners are also 4X burners now but you can get 8x and I have even heard of 12x scuzzy burners....
It truely comes down to if you have an open IDE port or you want more speed with a bit more cost...
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