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DVD-RW woes


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Serrik

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Alright, whenever I use a DVD rewritable disk "InCD" makes me wait 3 minutes while it "writes data" before I can eject the disk or shut down windows.

Is this normal? Is there some better way to use my new DVD RAM drive then this InCD program? This wait time is absurd.

I have no experience with rewriteable DVD media so maybe this is normal in windows XP but it is very annoying.
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InCD is Nero's version of packet writing to cd-rw/dvd-rw. It needs to write the data to close the session and allow you to eject the disk. Failing to do that (ie, leaving the disk in the drive and shutting down) you may find your data was lost next time you boot up and try to read the disk. The alternative would be to save your data to the hard drive until you have enough to fill a dvd, then use InCd or what ever Nero uses to burn the data to a disk. (I use Roxio myself....) Packet writing is not reliable. When I use Roxio, I follow my advice above.
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Would I get the same result using a DVD-RAM disk? I figure its likely but thought I would ask anyway =P
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I don't use dvd-ram myself, but I would suspect the same results.
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