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Can CD-RW drive R/W data to/from a DVD disc?.

by caktus / December 14, 2008 6:46 AM PST

Specifically a HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8486B

Thanks.

Charlie

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No
by Jimmy Greystone / December 14, 2008 7:39 AM PST

No, a CD drive cannot read DVDs at all. They look the same, but they are different enough where it counts that it won't work.

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reply to: No
by caktus / December 14, 2008 2:56 PM PST
In reply to: No

Thanks for the info, Guy's. Seems backing up data to just a couple DVD's would be more convenient that a dozen CD's. Glad I asked before trying it. I have a 10 or 12 year old DVD driver around here some where, hope it still works. Plain

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(NT) Ditto... Nope
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 7:50 AM PST
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