Question by  Loriannmac3 (16)

Should you always perform write protection prior to removing a CD from your computer?

My teacher said that this is a must, however I removed one without doing so, is this okay?


Answer by  blyte (67)

It all depends on what you intend to do. If you're working with rewritable CDs, you can use them as working volumes at your own computer over and over without closing them out. If you're going to hand the CD off, close it out with write protection: it greatly improves the chances your CD will work elsewhere.


Answer by  Phil28 (379)

I think you are talking about finishing the media. Computers can read them either way most of the time. You can run into problems when playing them back on standalone devices though. If you want to write to the CD again it is actually a must-not.


Answer by  twinkleyes (131)

Unlike a floppy which can overwrite, A CD is a CD-ROM (Read Only Memory)and hence cannot overwrite so rite protection is not required.

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