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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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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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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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