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Is it no longer necessary to FORMAT a DVD R/W any more?

 
 
digger odell
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      01-05-2011
Am curious to know whether modern day burning software will
automatically format the media (CD/DVD/R-RW before the actual burning
occurs?

Thanks. Digger
 
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Peter Foldes
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      01-05-2011
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You do not need to format a RW disc be it CD or DVD

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> Am curious to know whether modern day burning software will
> automatically format the media (CD/DVD/R-RW before the actual burning
> occurs?
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> Thanks. Digger


 
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dadiOH
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      01-05-2011
digger odell wrote:
> Am curious to know whether modern day burning software will
> automatically format the media (CD/DVD/R-RW before the actual burning
> occurs?
>
> Thanks. Digger


It was never necessary to format them.

Formatting was necessary only if you wanted to use packet writing and who in
the world would want to do that?

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RickMerrill
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      01-05-2011
Peter Foldes wrote:
> Digger
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> You do not need to format a RW disc be it CD or DVD
>


I suspect the OP misspoke and meant to as if you must
do a Full ERASE of an RW disk before reusing same.

A full erase of an RW disk can take nearly 30 minutes,
so it is a good question: Can modern DVD writers
overwrite modern R/W disks?


 
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Meat Plow
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      01-05-2011
On Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:10:20 -0800, digger odell wrote:

> Am curious to know whether modern day burning software will
> automatically format the media (CD/DVD/R-RW before the actual burning
> occurs?
>
> Thanks. Digger


Any software that does RW will 'prepare' the disc for writing. It's not
the same as formatting.



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