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    Is it Possible to erase a CD-RW without losing any MB's??? beacuse, I've noticed that when you erase a CD-RW it erases some MB's :helpsmile:

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    What?

    Some MBs lost from where? The CD-RW? Not all???

    Maybe you could tell us what you mean by MBs lost.

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    Erasing a CD-RW shouldn't make it lose mb! all it does is erase the files off the cd
    Not sure what you are saying really, but erasing a cd-rw does not make it smaller
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    i think he means that after a format of a cd-rw it its capacity is a bit lower. i have noticed this too.

    i tyhink that it is becase cd-rw's develope bad sectors really easily and during a format it finds these bad sectors and marks them as bad so that when you write data nothing gets stored on these parts of the disc and in reality you are loosing a few mb's because of this.

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 March 2004 - 15:36
    i think he means that after a format of a cd-rw it its capacity is a bit lower. i have noticed this too.

    i tyhink that it is becase cd-rw's develope bad sectors really easily and during a format it finds these bad sectors and marks them as bad so that when you write data nothing gets stored on these parts of the disc and in reality you are loosing a few mb's because of this.
    if that is the case, I would be happy that my cd-rw is a few mb smaller! rather then trying to burn onto faulty sectors causing a bad write.
    so if this is right, I wouldn't be complaining!
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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@6 March 2004 - 19:25
    What?

    Some MBs lost from where? The CD-RW? Not all???

    Maybe you could tell us what you mean by MBs lost.
    MB=MegaBytes

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 March 2004 - 19:36
    i think he means that after a format of a cd-rw it its capacity is a bit lower. i have noticed this too.

    i tyhink that it is becase cd-rw's develope bad sectors really easily and during a format it finds these bad sectors and marks them as bad so that when you write data nothing gets stored on these parts of the disc and in reality you are loosing a few mb's because of this.
    yes dats wut i exactly mean

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    Originally posted by h121589+6 March 2004 - 22:06--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (h121589 @ 6 March 2004 - 22:06)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ROSSCO_2004@6 March 2004 - 19:36
    i think he means that after a format of a cd-rw it its capacity is a bit lower. i have noticed this too.

    i tyhink that it is becase cd-rw&#39;s develope bad sectors really easily and during a format it finds these bad sectors and marks them as bad so that when you write data nothing gets stored on these parts of the disc and in reality you are loosing a few mb&#39;s because of this.
    yes dats wut i exactly mean [/b][/quote]
    That sounds like a good thing.

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    Originally posted by h121589+6 March 2004 - 18:06--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (h121589 @ 6 March 2004 - 18:06)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ROSSCO_2004@6 March 2004 - 19:36
    i think he means that after a format of a cd-rw it its capacity is a bit lower. i have noticed this too.

    i tyhink that it is becase cd-rw&#39;s develope bad sectors really easily and during a format it finds these bad sectors and marks them as bad so that when you write data nothing gets stored on these parts of the disc and in reality you are loosing a few mb&#39;s because of this.
    yes dats wut i exactly mean [/b][/quote]
    there is nothing yo can do about it. it just happens, which is why i dont use cd-rw&#39;s to much corruption. just buy some cheap cd-r&#39;s to and multisession them then throw it out when you dont need the data anymore.

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 March 2004 - 23:52
    multisession them
    what is multisession???

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