can burn a CD disk on your own, with no technician necessary.
drag-and-drop your files directly from your own computer straight
into the CD burner software. In ancient times (two years ago in
computer time) you had to prepare your files to burn on a CD. So
don't waste your money buying an overpriced Jaz-CD-burner combination
sold by some companies.
do not recommend using CD-Direct mode (Mac). You cannot share
your CD with anyone else unless they have loaded CD-Direct. Use
the Toast format for Mac, it is also faster than CD-Direct, and
just as direct.
pop your blank CD-R disk into the caddy, drop your files into
the software just as you would move files from one hard disk to
another, and press the GO button.
CD is toasted in 18 minutes if you use a 4x burner or about 10
minutes if you use an 8x burner. 12x burners are now becoming
is the software for a PC; the similar software for a Mac
blank CD-R disks are rated for burning at 4x speed. But we have
found the basic low-cost HiVal generic sort of disk, with no rating
at all, burns just fine (out of about 168 burns fried only three
probably has a favored brand which they will recommend, since
many good brands are available. Sure, perhaps it is safer to use
a name-brand disk, but they are more expensive. Maxell send us
some generic disks that we burned at 8x speed. Now, with 12x (12-speed)
CD-R burners available I need to test the new media in the new
faster CD-R burners. Verbatim, for example, makes DirectCD disks
rated for 12x burners.
would suggest buying paper sleeves in bulk (500 per lot) and save
money and space. Plastic jewel cases break almost immediately anyway
(the hinges especially). Paper is more economical. A plastic jewel
case costs as much as the disk (ever wonder why packs-of-5 disks
are so expensive? You are paying for the jewel cases and the packaging.
Buy in bulk and save.
can also save by asking for the newer 700 MB disks. You can get
extra files on these disks, which hold about 10% more digital files
than the older CD-ROM disks (otherwise the new disks are identical;
they burn and play in all CD-R units)