Scott Hanselman

Best Packet Writing Software?

December 11, '05 Comments [7] Posted in Musings
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I just upgraded, blindly, to Nero 7, and suddenly InCD (the Nero Packet Writing Software) and my Iomega REV Drive are fighting. I have an Iomega REV 35G USB along with two Sony DVD+-RW drives, the 510a and the 810a. The 810a is Dual Layer. Now that Nero is installed my REV Drive just looks like a CD.

I always thought InCD was the ultimate packet writing software - however, school me, dear readers, what's the real story for RW disks?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, December 12, 2005 3:37:20 PM UTC
I'm still using Nero 6, but have been looking into upgrading myself.
Monday, December 12, 2005 5:37:54 PM UTC
I just upgraded to Nero 7 Ultra and InCD is working great (on DVD-RW's) together with DirectCD installed on the same machine, generally considered a big no no. I'm using second copy as a backup software and love it also. One reason to have Nero Ultra 7 is Nero Soundtrax, if you're into music editing.
HK
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:21:52 PM UTC
I've scanned a few web pages where people are having coaster burning results with Nero 7 (unsure exactly what revision). They appear to be reverting back to 6 (or 6.6 or 6.06) until 7 becomes more stable.

I am unsure if this affects the InCD side of things.

Jason
Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:45:52 AM UTC
I've just installed Nero 7 and INCD, and it wouldn't read the disk that was made with Nero 6 INCD. Weird!
Saturday, December 17, 2005 7:24:02 PM UTC
For the uninitiated, could you tell us what "packet" writing software is, how does it differ from regular CD/DVD burning?
Sam
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 7:01:56 AM UTC
I gave up on packet writing long ago - too many compatibility issues and crashes. The allure of "drive letter access" was strong to be sure, but it always seemed to cause more headaches than it solved.

I simply master standard discs to do backup, using multiple sessions to get mileage out of discs.
mikeb
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:59:16 AM UTC
Well I had this problem and found a solution, what you need to do is search for a exe in windows folder called 'nerocheck' delete this and reinstall your driver for your rev drive and it will work properly then on, or until you install the latest update and you will have to do it again
Matthew
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