Greg Lopp on 28 Apr 2006 20:51:04 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Recovering data from damaged CDs

Art Alexion wrote:
On Friday 28 April 2006 14:52, Lee Marzke wrote:
I tried cleaning like a pair of glasses. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the surface. This seems to be happening to all of my CD-RWs (CD-Rs OK).
CDRWs have a very different reflectivity than CDs or CDRs. It is not uncommon for CDRWs to be unusable in non-CDRW-compatible devices.

Are you using the same device to read as you did to write?

I'd next point a finger at the quality of the media. The cost of media has continued to fall while the cost of materials (plastics derived from petroleum) has risen.....

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