CD-MRW, Mt Ranier (Packet Writing) Technology:
CD Recorder, Drive Letter Access!
Currently, our 2 best Packet Writing solutions of "drag-and-drop" storage, Drive Letter Access to our CD-RW Drives, Nero's InCD EasyWriter & Roxio's DirectCD do no always perform as well as expected on either the System where it's created nor on other Systems as we may hope. And the 2 Brands can differ from version to version as well. HP offered our first successful experience with this 'quick formatting' in the background and "drag-and-drop" storage solution on CD-RW Discs.
CD-RW Drive Letter Access through Packet Writing is a great idea yet to be fully developed for the rest of us to use on other CD-RW Drives. If it works for you, in your given situation & testing - Great! Mt. Ranier hopes to alleviate all of those ills. The 3 main Goals of Mt. Ranier include: Compatibility, Ease Of Use & Performance.
Keep in mind though, Packet Writing has a long way to go before replacing the Boot Floppy in many situations. Packet Writing with Roxio's DirectCD in Win98SE worked great on CD-RW Discs. After reading about Nero's InCD, problems for some Users - No Thanks!
Yes, we like and encourage the use of Nero for Burning CD-R's but NOT their InCD Packet Writing application. Remember, If it works for you - Enjoy!
OK Mt. Ranier - Let's see what you can do to simplify this process of a 'Universal Disc Format' - UDF! And the O/S - Microsoft WinXP? Is that really necessary? Maybe, or - OK, Longhorn - Moo! Kicking & Screaming... GB
"The additional Mount-Rainier error management allows defective sectors on a CD-RW to be marked, similar to a Fixed Disk. This allows the CD-RW to be re-written significantly more often than previously possible." www.Mitsumi.de Mt. Rainier
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