for Proper handling of Recordable CD's
Avoiding CD-R disk Failure
A failure with
a recordable CD (CD-R) can be frustrating and costly-in terms of time
and money. This guide will help you minimize disk failures when
recording on CD-R's.
are most susceptible to failure during the recording cycle. Once a
disk has been "finalized" (with the Lead-Out area and Table
of Contents completed) no further recording is possible, and the disk
becomes much less susceptible to failure. At this point, a CD-R may
be treated with the same care that any commercially made CD is
treated, without fear of disk failure.
"number one" cause of CD-R disk failure is contamination of
the recording surface! The key to minimizing disk failures is to keep
the disk as clean and dust-free as humanly possible before and
throughout the recording process. To do so, use the following
guidelines. Make sure, too, that anyone who may use the CD recorder
follows these guidelines.
vibrations during recording will put the disk at risk of failure. To
avoid such failures, observe the following practices:
at 4x speed, always use disks marked with the "4x" symbol.
This is your assurance of the best-quality recording medium for 4x
Tips for Proper Handling of
CD Recordable CDs
To avoid disk
contamination and possible disk failure, follow these guidelines
whenever handling unrecorded or partially recorded disks: