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3 Questions on Packet Writing

Three questions, please.

Trying to decide on the best packet writing software and have several questions. First, my setup currently. Two machines, W98SE and Xp Pro. I'm a writer and use XyWrite, a 16-bit DOS program running in a DosBox (Window). I save to disk (HD and floppies) every half hour or so. I save to a 3-inch floppy and a ZIP drive (easy to burn these out quick). I want to eliminte the ZIP and save to CD-RW. Just got a Plextor 52/24/52A. Plan to get either silver or gold MAM-A CD-RW disks.

Familiar with some of the packet writing programs. InCD, Direct CD. I have RSJ CD-Writer and although it is solid software, I can't use it because it does not allow you to delete single files from the disk.

Q1: On a CD-RW is it even possible to actually delete a file or are you just deleting the reference to it in the TOC/directory and the file stays on the disk, just as it does in a CD-R. In other words, does rewritable mean you can only OVERWRITE NOT DELETE, or can you actually delete.

Reading up on SAI's Write CD-RW, this seems perhaps what I want. But I've also been reading about other packet writing software: NTI File CD, for example (http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=cdmaker/filecd_main). So back to the question:

Q2: What's the best and why?

 Also, please, a comment on the following from a post here: Boydo wrote:
>"However, please note that both NeroInCD and DirectCD are problematic.  I have yet to >find a user who benefits from having a UDF applicating running in the background at all >times.  In my tech support business, I frequently find these two to cause problems in >client's computers."

Q3: So the alternative to a UDF TSR is?
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normanml
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normanml
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g_2000Commented:
Hi,
There are many crdw that have a special quality that help us to delete files from the cd....Later.......
My advice to you on the type of cdrw is the one on the market right now.....
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nobusCommented:
i would not use INCD or any fancy softwares, just burn or erase the whole disk; it will save you time, errors and problems with cd's that cannot be read.
I also want you to think about the use of rewriteables : they write and read slower, and are not compatible on other sytems.
If you really want to be able to write and delete separate files from a whole list, you should consider using something like a rev drive (the successor of a zip drive)

http://www.iomega.com/na/products/family-save.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=16006169&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=63191

Hope this helps you out...
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