Sony CD-RW (Pack of 10)  £8.32 - £3.74 @ Sainsburys
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Sony CD-RW (Pack of 10) £8.32 - £3.74 @ Sainsburys

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Found 19th Sep 2014
I saw these in my local Sainsbury's in Durham near the blank DVD's I posted a few days ago. Not sure if its store specific but worth checking out when you are shopping

Sony CD-RW (Pack of 10) 700MB

Down from £8.32 to £3.74

Don't forget these are rewritable so you can use these over and over and are great for backing up or even an alternative to an external hard drive

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What size of external hard disc do you have? These hold very little and will take ages to write to compared to even a USB 2 flash drive. I am sure there are some uses for them but I never found a use for the more expensive CDRWs even when CDRs were in vogue.

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timefortea

What size of external hard disc do you have? These hold very little and … What size of external hard disc do you have? These hold very little and will take ages to write to compared to even a USB 2 flash drive. I am sure there are some uses for them but I never found a use for the more expensive CDRWs even when CDRs were in vogue.



Yeah of course a USB stick would be better but I have used these in the past to do back ups of data... still have some with stuff on and these will probably last longer for storage than a USB stick and less likely to get corrupted etc which I have had in the past with USB sticks

you can't use these over and over. once a sector is burned that is that. the size decreases more and more. In this day and age a USB flash drive would be far superior in every way

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dtokez

you can't use these over and over. once a sector is burned that is that. … you can't use these over and over. once a sector is burned that is that. the size decreases more and more. In this day and age a USB flash drive would be far superior in every way



I am no expect on them, I just know I have used them in the past to store data what others do or don't do is their choice. I do know I have gone back to the disks many times and the data is all good and still there. Went back to an old USB pen from years back and I could not read the data no matter what I tried.

I see something I think is a bargain and I share it....

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I am no expect on them, I just know I have used them in the past to store … I am no expect on them, I just know I have used them in the past to store data what others do or don't do is their choice. I do know I have gone back to the disks many times and the data is all good and still there. Went back to an old USB pen from years back and I could not read the data no matter what I tried.I see something I think is a bargain and I share it....



I think dtokez is thinking about how you can keep a CDR open and keep adding stuff to it without finalising it ie. burning data to it on multiple separate occasions. A CDRW can indeed be erased and rewritten, that is why it is called rewritable.

If you want to write data and be confident it will last years then you want archival grade DVDRs - much more expensive tham regular discs and definitely not rewritable.
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