CDR or CDRW Disks

Luke Davis ldavis at
Tue Oct 26 23:31:10 EDT 2004

On which point was I wrong, Greg?  I said that I believed that both types 
recovered all of the space, and that somebody should correct me if I was 
wrong.  You corrected me, said I was wrong, but then concurred with my 

  On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Gregory Nowak wrote:

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> Wrong. Regardless of if you do a full blank, or a fast blank, you will
> recover all space on a cdrw. Think of a full blank as a full floppy
> format in windows, and of a fast blank as a quick floppy format. As for
> not being able to regain space on a cd even if you erased stuff on it,
> this only happens if you use udf on a cdr disk, or on a cdrw disk that
> is not being used in a cd burner.
> Greg
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 10:47:55PM -0500, Luke Davis wrote:
>> That isn't true.  Well, I suppose it depends upon how you erace it.  A
>> full blank (the slow kind, which is a format, I believe), recovers
>> everything.  The fast type, only deletes the table of contents, and other
>> small attributes.  I still think, that even in the latter method, you
>> recover all of the space, or at least most of it.
>> Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but the above is from experience.
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