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Can't format/write on a 2x to 12x muti-speed cdrw brand name "Platinum e-blue ,730mb, 80 min

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by AlexTang, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. AlexTang

    AlexTang Guest

    All the time, I've been using HP CD Writer Plus 8200i on KODAK CD-Rs & CD-RWs GOLD ULTIMA. Everyting is OK in write/read audio tracks & backup files. During a recent trip in Hong Kong, I bought a few of the subject CDRWs. My HP 8200i works on 4x writing max.
    When tried to format the new Platinum cdrw, it refused to be formated. But when I took the cdrw to a friend of mine who is using a 10x writing writer, this time the cdrw can be formatted. Since the Platinum cdrw claims to be muti-speed, I must assume my HP 4x writer should be able to work on them. But can't. Can anyone drop me some advice on this? thanks
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Not entirely sure but 12x RW discs are classified as "HiSpeed RWs" and consequently require "HiSpeed" drives to format. "MultiSpeed" if I remember correctly refers to the 1x-4x specification. A similar thing applies to the "UltraSpeed RWs"
     
  3. AlexTang

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    Hi Praetor,
    I think you're right. It may need a >10x drive to handle this type of CD. But what's stated on the CD 2x,4x8x,10x,12x is therefore misleading.

    Thanks for your opinion anyway.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are the speeds available to HiSpeed drives! I dunno if you can even use it at 2x/4x on justa regular MultiSpeed drive. Also, stay away from Memorex RWs (dunno which one specifically but every single MemorexRW ive bought is C R A P.... the high speed discs i bought were onlu MultiSpeed and the 4x Multispeed discs I bought were only 2x... on adn on... just thought i'd pass that warning on) :)
     
  5. AlexTang

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    Praetor, thanks. Let's leave it like that.
    Yeah, my HP 8200i just can't format/write these CD grade. It's good to pass the warning on.
    Cheers
     

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