iMacs, Toast, and burning DVD-RW question

MosesSupposes

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Aug 31, 2006
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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.
 

vand0576

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Aug 11, 2006
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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.

-AJ
 
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Swarmlord

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Sep 18, 2006
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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.
 
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MosesSupposes

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Aug 31, 2006
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vand0576 said:
Perhaps you would have more luck with DVD+RW discs.
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.
-AJ
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...
 
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dalvin200

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Mar 24, 2006
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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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