On Thu, 2007-06-28 at 16:04 +0930, Tim wrote:
On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 08:26 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> I don't know what to respond to people who won't admit there is an
> advantage to being able to treat a CD-RW as if it is a hard-drive.
Well, more like a giant floppy than a hard drive (tedius, slow, and not
If it makes anyone happier it is like a big floppy rather than a hard
drive. So is a zip drive. But they are very handy for saving files for
backup purposes. Not files of many megs but files bigger than 1.4M.
I have played with InCD, in the past. You needed appropriate drivers
read files written that way on any system that needs to read the disc
(hence why it's warned against using it for backups, or anything
important). I'd imagine that driver problem still exists in Windows,
unless Windows came with extra, special, drivers by now. Though the
various packet schemes used to be incompatible with each other (Nero's
On windoiws you don't need special drivers. But the truth is as
1. I finally tried it. Windows formatted CD-RW will not work in Linux
2. The company that makes CD-RW says that it is good for 1000 accesses
but it is not.
3. However if you don't have a zip drive these CDs are great for backups
of moderate size files that you want to do regularly.
With that I think we have killed this subject.
It's something you have to test rather than just depend on.
[tim@bigblack ~]$ rm -rfd /*^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Huname -ipr
2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 i686 i386
Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7.
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