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About CD-R and CD-RW Discs
The CRX160E can write CD-R and CD-RW discs when used with writing software. The ability to play (or read data) written by the CRX160E on another model CD-ROM drive depends on having the appropriate software settings when writing to the disc.
Data can be written to this type of disc only once, and once it has been written, it cannot be erased. Music CDs created on CD-R disc media can be played in a common CD player.
Data can be written to and erased from this type of disc repeatedly. Typically, a new CD-RW disc can be rewritten about 1,000 times. Music CDs created on CD-RW disc media cannot be played in a CD player unless it is specifically designed to be CD-RW compatible.
The writing speed used for a CD-R or CD-RW disc should be set to not exceed that specified for the particular disc media. The writing speed is determined by a setting in the writing software.
High-Speed CD-RW Discs
The CRX160E can write to high-speed CD-RW disc media. Data written on high-speed CD-RW disks can be read by common CDROM drives other than the CRX160E.
CAUTION CD-R/RW drives that do not display the High-Speed CD-RW logo cannot be used to write to high-speed CD-RW discs. When writing or appending to such discs with a CDR/RW drive other than the CRX160E, be sure that the drive has the High-Speed CD-RW logo. Also, always set the writing speed to that specified for the particular high-speed CD-RW disc media being used.