Is KODAK CD-RW media preformatted?
No. This media must be formatted if packet writing (UDF format) is desired. Authoring software that supports packet writing will also format the disc. Formatting will account for some portion of the disc’s capacity. Therefore, for a 74 minute disc, a full 650MB will not be available for data storage. In fact it is normal for formatting to take 100-200MB of disc capacity. • Does KODAK CD-RW media have to be formatted before I use it? No, if your authoring software supports the ISO format (and not the UDF format), the discs do not have to be formatted before you write to them. • What recording speeds can I use with KODAK CD-RW media? You can record KODAK CD-RW media at 1X to 4X to create titles that comply with CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, and CD-I standards. CD-RW media comes in two types: • Standard speed Records from 1X to 4X and can be used on standard speed CD-RW drives. Newer, high-speed CD-RW drives should support 1X-4X CD-RW media, however you will be limited to 4X recording speed.