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Update: I think I have an idea as to what is going on. It's not an answer, though. So, I took into consideration that these things are old. I decided ...
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- 12-27-2007 #1
Why can't I erase some of my old CD-RWs?
I think I have an idea as to what is going on. It's not an answer, though.
So, I took into consideration that these things are old. I decided to use an old drive I had around. I was able to erase and read the CDs just fine on that thing. However, I couldn't do this with the new drives I have. I don't know why that is. The drive I'm talking about has to be about five or more years old. This is a very odd problem, and probably not worth the hassle of keeping the CD-RWs if they can't work well on different systems.
I have a bunch of old memorex CD-RWs lying around. So far, one out of three seems to be working. And, I don't really know why this is. They don't look like they are seriously scratched, so I don't think that's the problem. Yet I don't know what the problem is.
The CDs are suppose to automount, but only 1:3 has so far. Is there a more scientific way via Linux to validate the functionality of these CD-RWs than using an automount?
I tried sudo fdisk -l, but that was limited.
I know they spin inside of the drive.