packet writing

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packet writing

(storage)
A technique for writing CD-Rs and CD-RWs that is more efficient in both disk space used and the time it takes to write the CD.

Adaptec's DirectCD is a packet writing recorder for Windows 95 and Windows NT that uses the UDF version 1.5 file system.

packet writing

One of three CD recording methods. The other two are track-at-once and disc-at-once, but packet writing allows smaller blocks of data to be written. Fixed-length packets are commonly used with CD-RWs to make them perform similar to a hard disk and allow small files to be deleted. Variable-length packets are used to save space and are more suitable for recording CD-Rs. See UDF and packet writing software.
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The comprehensive software suite also includes packet-writing software for users to easily record files and folders by dragging to the icon of a DVD+RW/CD-RW disc.
Both utilities empower the computer to perform packet-writing, which treats rewritable phasechange optical disks (CD-RW and DVD-RAM, respectively) as if they were floppies.
In addition to the usual premastering and universal disc format (UDF) packet-writing software, additional software offers features for audio, backup, and (super) Video-CD compilation.
This is needed if data were recorded using packet-writing technology-the technique that makes it possible and economical to write small files onto optical discs.
The package features DVD video authoring software and DVD/CD burning software, as well as packet-writing software for users to easily record files and folders by dragging them to the icon of a DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW disc.
Toss in rewritability, since five years ago, plus jukeboxes, network-attachments, and packet-writing, and you've got the best single storage alternative so far developed.
CD-Recordable drives with larger buffers did help, and CD-RW drives with packet-writing technology typically don't have the problem.
However, the new packet-writing technology supported by the bundled software allows recording to the disc in small segments, so it does not require the sustained continuous flow of half a gigabyte of data.
The full-featured software suite also includes packet-writing software for users to easily record files and folders by dragging to the icon of a DVD+RW/CD-RW disc.
The CD Pocket RW (officially model SAF768) comes with Adaptec UDF packet-writing software-a standard edition of its Easy CD Creator-along with PowerQuest's backup and drive-image applications, and Sonic Foundry's software for making audio CDs.