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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 9:15 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: The CD-R

Nope. Your seeinging things. The file system is finalized, and the size cut to match. Even if you somehow managed to make the files not visible, you wouldnt be able to put more data on it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 1:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

That's only if you finalize the disc. If you use multisession, you can keep adding to it until the disc is full (210 MB, 650 MB, 700 MB, or whatever). I use multisession a lot (burn once a day for lots of days until I use all 700 Mb). Most classic CD-ROM drives can easily read multisession CD-R's.

Even with multisession, the floppy disk is still better for small files since multisession adds about 5 MB or so each separate burning time. If you only burn one file at a time, you'd probably fill the CD with less than 100 MB of small files. Also the wear and tear of the CD burner.

Albeit if you still disdain the floppy disk, set aside one CD-R for MISCELLANOUS data. Make sure you use multisession.

For those that don't know, multisession does NOT work for music (CD player format). It only works for data/files. i.e. you need to burn all the songs at the same time, can't put one song on and add more later. A few people figured that out too late and ended up with CD-Rs with one or two songs on them, thinking that they could add more later as they found them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 2:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:
what about USB memory keys?


At the risk of sounding naive... what the heck are those?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 3:38 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess he's talking about those pocket hard drives that plug into USB ports. Plug it in, it automatically assigns itself a drive letter, I think.

They come in different sizes, 64 MB, 128 MB, maybe bigger.

Yeah those may be a decent alternative to CD-R's and floppies. But the problem is that some computers don't have USB ports (Pentium 1 and under). And they are mighty expensive too (about $50.00 CAD or so in Radio Shack). At least floppies are only about 50 cents each.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 5:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would want to shell out $30 for something I'd never use when I can buy a 100 pack of useful floppies for the same money?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 6:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

well one 128 mb memory Key = 88.8 floppies thus it lasts longer (acording to The author)

100 pack for $30?

I dont think so.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a 100 pack of Maxell floppy disks for about $30.00 at Costco/Price Club.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.discountofficesupplies.com/ce/shop/ui

100 pack floppy disks, EXP 3.5 Diskettes, IBM Formatted, Double-Sided, High Density. $23.84.
Floppy disk drive, $25 dollars.
Seeing the look of disbelief on Wally's face, priceless. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

USB keys are 49.99 CAD for 256mn. And no, they do not assign a drive letter. They are recognised as USB keys in Windows, and require a driver disk.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, so that makes them even more clunky. Stick with floppies and CD-Rs folks, you don't want to put registry/DLL junk on your friend's/school's computer.

Albeit they do have their niche I guess. But I don't know why anyone would buy them in lieu of DVD/CD burning or floppy disks unless they were in the upper class/rich.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazer0 wrote:
USB keys are 49.99 CAD for 256mn. And no, they do not assign a drive letter. They are recognised as USB keys in Windows, and require a driver disk.


You dont need driver disks for XP... Its self installed
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally, it's time you've learnt that not everyone here uses Windows XP...
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

anyway, I just bought a new HDD last night. 120gig WD w/ 8mb cache. AMAZING HDD. I was able to format it and install Windows XP in a whopping 7 minutes.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 11:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
Wally, it's time you've learnt that not everyone here uses Windows XP...


I knew that somehow..

I knew Wardrich and Kazer0 have XP...
Drivers for win 98/me/95.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 8:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes Wardrich! Shocked Shifty That's almost like a RAM drive! How much did it cost?

Maybe if that hard drive was in a Pentium MMX, that PMMX might be faster than a Pentium II (of course, the 8.4 GB limit, you can still use that drive, but not all of its space)
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 3:40 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:
Dogbreath wrote:
Wally, it's time you've learnt that not everyone here uses Windows XP...


I knew that somehow..

I knew Wardrich and Kazer0 have XP...
Drivers for win 98/me/95.


Um... no. Just no.

1) They do nt always work for XP. The ones we have, and every one i've seen and used so far has needed drivers in XP.

2) I use Windows 2000, dual booted withe Windows 2003 Server.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 11:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

1) I didnt say they all work for those systems

2) LAST time i spoke to you, you had XP
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 2:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

And back to the old question:

Why should I spend so much money and time and sacrifice so much compatibility to get one of those pocket HDDs to work when I can get better storage options on floppy's for half the price?
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 2:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

JMS wrote:
Yikes Wardrich! That's almost like a RAM drive! How much did it cost?

Maybe if that hard drive was in a Pentium MMX, that PMMX might be faster than a Pentium II (of course, the 8.4 GB limit, you can still use that drive, but not all of its space)


I'm thinking there may have been a glitch in the timer, but I do know FOR SURE that it took under 20 minutes. The HDD was about $133 (can).



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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 3:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:
1) I didnt say they all work for those systems


Buddy, what are you talking about? You just said it worked for XP. Make up your mind.

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