View Full Version : Windows Doesn't Recognisze 700 Mb Cd's.

02-17-2003, 09:10 PM
Sorry if this has been dealt with before, but it didn't show up in a search.
I've been trying to burn some larger files to CD, but copying them doesn't work because Windows only recognizes the empty CD as holding 648 MB, while it is a 700MB one.
Is there a way 'round this?

02-17-2003, 09:12 PM
I only clicked post new topic ONCE!!!
It shows up twice!

02-17-2003, 09:36 PM
It must be that your CDRW can't burn to more than 650-MB CDs... I'm really not sure what else could be the problem, but try using a better burning program like Nero or Primo CD Plus.

Darth Sushi
02-18-2003, 03:48 AM
What version of Windows? Brand, speed of your CDRW? Software you are using for burning?????

02-18-2003, 07:56 AM
Windows ME
Philips 16 X write
Samsung DVD CDRW 16X write
I'm using EZ CD creator for now
Thinking of D/L Nero.

02-18-2003, 08:27 AM
Its nothing to do with the software. I too think it could be your cd-rw, or maybe your putting cds the wrong way up. what!, :angry: Ive done it b4 (only once though).

02-18-2003, 10:16 AM
it happens to me on certan cheaper cdrs 80nin show up as 640mb but they still burn as 80min (700or 730md)cd in nero for me so it should for u give nero a try good luck!

02-18-2003, 11:39 AM
If you're using blank CD-RWs instead of blank CD-Rs (notice the difference: CD-RW vs CD-R), then they may not hold more than about 650-660MB.

CD-Rs can hold up to 700MB typically, and with a tiny amount of overburn, almost any CD-RW can burn ~707MB to a CD-R.

02-18-2003, 03:46 PM
Well, I'm not sure about the Philips, but the Samsung specs say it accepts 700MB CD's.
I know the difference between CDr and CDRW, so that's not it either.
Nero might be a worth a try, so is buying a different brand of CD's.
When I try to copy a large file to CD, I get the message that the CD is either write protected, or doesn't have enough space to store the file.
After formatting it, (takes 35MB out) it just doesn't have enough room.
So do you guys format a CD before writing to it?
I only do that for MP3's.

02-18-2003, 04:23 PM
I would recommend something other than EZ CD Creator, haven't tried it myself but ive heard its not very good....

02-19-2003, 10:42 AM
I do disk-at-once which requires no formatting -- formatting a CD is ONLY neccessary for CD-RW disks and packet-based copies to CD.

To COPY an existing CD, you don't format it at all!

With Nero, I can get 702MB to a CD-R without using overburn and can get 707MB with overburn without having any problems. (When overburning, it's best to burn at LOW speed...)

02-19-2003, 11:23 AM
Wih your Nero-package also comes: Nero Imagedrive
Note : this is not installed automatically;you must do it your self
When you have it installed choose in Nero :select recorder
now you see your hardwarerecorder(s) & nero's imagedrive >select this
(make 1st map e.g. C:/Images)burn your project to this location &
when ready from this location to CD(don't forget choose now hrdwareburner)
use for avi&mpg_files lospeed 4 or 8x
For your hardware check for possible flashupgrade
For CD's look at db on vcdhelp.org there you
can see benchmarkresults per manufactorer! ;)

02-19-2003, 03:46 PM
Nero is your best bet. I have burned hundreds of cd's with it and have had no problems with up to 716mb. It will auto it to size for you. Search for Nero in Kazaa and you'll get serial if you want to try it before you buy it. The serial will work even to get updated to 5.5.10x. B)