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    Acer CD/RW Drive

    Someone was telling me that they've been experiencing problems trying to write to Imation CD-R's with their Acer CD/RW drive. They told me that they were told by someone that Imation CD-R's can cause problems, possibly even ruining the drive, and that one should only use CD/RW discs. Has anyone else encountered problems when using an Acer CD/RW drive in conjunction with Imation CD-R's?

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    Steve Weber

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    Re: Acer CD/RW Drive

    Hi,
    There is no reason why this problem can come. as long as the particular model of Acer is restricted in using CD-Rs with specified thickness(thought this will not be feature in any CD/RW drive).
    The slightest chance would be that that particular CD/RW unit is having some manufacturing defect.

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    Re: Acer CD/RW Drive

    Not specifically that problem, but my brother has discovered that using CD-Rs with a higher speed rating than that of the drive can lead to problems. Hope this is of some use.
    Granville

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    Re: Acer CD/RW Drive

    How a CD-recordable could ruin a drive is beyond me, unless it flies into a million bits of shrapnel inside the drive. [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img] This sounds like the beginning of an urban legend and is just plain nonsense. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

    Writable CDs are a fickle lot and you get what you pay for. If you get cheaply made discs, or ones that use an older dye type (they are recorded by burning the dye, which gives them their color), you may end up with unreadable discs, discs that don't last very long and get corrupt, or discs that only work in your burner.

    I've never personally had an issue with Imation CDs and Imation is a fairly respectable company, so I would tend to think that the burner is an older model, or is just not feeling well anymore. My preferred brand is whatever name-brand is on sale (at the moment, Memorex). But I did find this interesting tidbit (link below):

    <blockquote><hr>Low quality manufacturers?

    At the forum you can find many reports about low quality CD-R media manufacturers. I haven
    -Mark

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