iMacs, Toast, and burning DVD-RW question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MosesSupposes, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. MosesSupposes macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2006
    Hey guys,

    So i've been trying to burn a data dvd (photos) with a Fujifilm 4.7 GB DVD-RW using Toast 7. Unfortunately, i keep getting an error (though i keep forgetting to write it down) just before the write-out begins, and Toast ends up coastering the disc. I only seem to have this problem with dvd-rws...Is it a compatibilty issue with the matshita drives or something else?

    I've only successfully burned one -RW, but when i use toast to write more data to the disc, Toast says that it's not a recordable disc anymore. ugh. Kinda frustratiing when i just spent a wack of money on some new RWs.

    I have successfully burned the same data on a dvd-r as well.

    One additional question, does toast allow you to add data to previous sessions on -RWs?

    Any help would be great.
  2. vand0576 macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2006
    saint paul, mn
    Perhaps you would have more luck with DVD+RW discs.

    I got my (24") iMac about a month ago, and it has been the first DVD burner I have ever owned. Upon researching discs, wikipedia told me that DVD+R(W) technology was a bit more stable than DVD-R(W) technology in about three areas that I know nothing about. But their article listed nothing about DVD-R(W) technology being better than DVD+R(W) technology. I haven't myself used any rewritable media in the drive, but all my DVD+R's have turned out wonderfully.

  3. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Thanks for bringing this up. I normally use dvd-r disks to back up my data, but was considering switching to RW versions to get some reusability. I think that I'll just go to +RW disks and avoid some problems.
  4. MosesSupposes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2006
    Ya, I read that same article. I think I just might need to try the +RWs too. Do you guys know if adding data to subsequent sessions with DVD-+RWs differs from CD-RWs? I've been having trouble with that too...
  5. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I use +RW's all the time using Toast 7 on iMac, and there's no problems whatsoever. I have never tried using DVD-RW's though.

    I do get problems with some CD-RW's where after re-writing about 5 or 6 times, the disc is then not recognisable by the OS (even disk utility doesn't recognise the CD-RW)..

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