How Rewritable are CD-RWs?

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  1. Dan Mertz

    Dan Mertz Stunt Coordinator

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    CD-RWs are supposed to be "rewritable". How rewirtable are they? Does that just mean I can keep adding files to it until its full, or does it mean I can keep removing files and/or record over files to make room for new files (kind of like a seperate mini hard drive)? Is there a limit to how often I can "rewirte" to it?
     
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    you can erase and rewrite to them, but you can't delete files from them like you would on a hard drive. You wouldn't want to use it like that either as it would be incredibly slow both reading and writing as compared to a hard drive. As for how many times you can re-write to them, I think it's somewhere in the thousands.
     
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