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how many rewrite cycle for cdrw disc ?

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I use Nero. it musts erase data before rewrite.

How many average cycles life for cdrw disc ?

1000+ ?

We have to count +1 when we erase disc ?
and +1 when we record data to disc ?

Question by:tong111797
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dbrunton earned 100 total points
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I can find quotes of 100 year lifetimes and 1000 cycles on the Net but this is probably advertising bull.  See here for an example


This next link has an article that is more realistic


She links to this one where a wide range of experiences are available


What seems to come out is that after 30 to 40 rewrites the disc seems to deteriorate.  Other factors apply such as quality of writer and how you store your discs.

But don't expect the 1000 limit.

Expert Comment

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considering the cost of a cdrw disk and the relative SLOW speed of a rewrite (4x) I'd be more inclined to simply use cdr disks they're cheap and fast

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