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How can can I speed up formatting a CD-RW disc ?

How can can I speed up formatting a CD-RW disc ?

How can can I speed up formatting a CD-RW disc ?

(OP)
I presently use "Roxio DirectCD v5.01" to format CD-RW discs but it takes so long on a CD-RW drive ( Sony Pressa 8x4x32) : almost an hour for one disc ! My questions are :

  1) Is this normal to take this long to format just one disc ( 650 MB) ?

  2) Is there any other ways to speed up the process ?

  3) Are there so-called "formatted CD-RW discs" in the market ? ( I haven't seen one yet !)

Thank you, ( A complete newbie !)
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RE: How can can I speed up formatting a CD-RW disc ?

Yes there should be a quick format option which only takes a few minutes!!                       Martin

RE: How can can I speed up formatting a CD-RW disc ?

Why are you formatting the CD-RW's. Are you erasing already used ones if not you do not format them to use them. By the way Your 8x4x32 drive only writes to CD-RW discs at 4x speed .

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