Is it a CD-R or CD-RW?

By thewolfe
Aug 22, 2003
  1. Is it a CD-R or CD-RW?

    I have some blank CD's but can't tell what they are. Is there a way to tell or a program that I can use to figure it out?
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    well, why?

    just burn it........if it re-writes, great, but, if it doesn't?..................done deal :D
  3. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    I am recording something temporary and want to use a CR-RW. Although they only cost pennies, I dont just want to throw it a way.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  5. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Posts: 156

    You can tell by the color. CD-RW's are deep blue while a CD-R is less blue.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I know Nero also has a cd reader in it that will tell you what kind of media you have in the drive.
  7. thewolfe

    thewolfe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 238

    thanks for the info.
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