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Mt. Rainier

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by compact, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. compact

    compact Regular member

    Jan 24, 2005
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    ON Cd freaks every review of a dvd writer seems to have the first negative point to be lack of Mt. Rainier.

    do any drives come with it?
    does anyone notice any difference?
  2. Jeanc1

    Jeanc1 Guest

    Yes , many drives have it !

    If you need it , it is a very nice protocol to have on a drive.

    Mt. Rainier, also known as EasyWrite,and developed by Philips , is a format specified by Microsoft, Sony, Philips and Hewlett-Packard to allow an optical disc to be used exactly like a floppy disk. That is, being able to read from and write to the disc from within any application you use, without the need for special burning software. Mt. Rainier differs from traditional packet writing software in that it performs most of the tasks (such as background formatting and handling defect management) in the hardware of the drive itself, making the system far more robust, it relieves the operating system from these tasks. Mt. Rainier will be a standard part of the forthcoming Microsoft Windows version, called Longhorn. Mt. Rainier capability is available for CD-RW and DVD+RW only. Look for the EasyWrite logo on the front of the drive to determine if it is Mt. Rainier compliant.

    Here's a few drives with it :-

    Lite-On LTC-48161H
    Hitachi-LG Data Storage GCC-4481B
    Samsung SN-324F
    Panasonic UJDA750
    Sony DW-R56A
    NEC ND-2500A

    So if you do have a lot of work to do on RW media ; Mt Rainier is the way to go.

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