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CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new packet format

By tech_wiz03 ·
My friend had a CDBurner failure x4x4x24 using PacketCD from CeQuadrat bought out by Adaptec and
bought out by Roxio.
Replaced her CDRW with a Lite-on x52x32x52 CDBurner with bundled Nero 5.5 and InCD 4.0 after first unInstalling PacketCD (PacketCd wouldn't recognize the new drive even for reading).
She has over 30 years of research stored on CD's all written with PacketCD and NERO 5.5 and
InCD 4.0 only accesses some files of some disks.
Also Nero won't write disks without of any form without errors.
What software is there that will readback and/or create disks for her that are true UDF compliant and easy to use. Remeber she must be able to recover the old CeQuadrat written data

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

Asked Nero already: they say buy Nero 6/InCD 4 set
but they don't think it will help with old CD's
Asked Roxio already: they can't answer if their
software will read previous versions
IsoBuster and CDRoller say try their software to
see if it will read the CD's. If it can buy
their software for a 50/50 chance that it will
recover contents to harddisk. They don't say if
you can record/make new CD's in true UDF or not.

Just want 1 simple way to read the disks to hdd and erase/reformat/record info back

thanks
rick

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by willcomp In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

From my experience, Easy CD Creator is backward compatible with older versions Direct CD UDF packet writing software. It is also better at reading other formats than is Nero.

Older versions of EZ CD Creator had a UDF reader utility that could be installed to allow UDF formatted CD-RW discs to be read in a CD-ROM drive. It was available in version 4 for certain, but cannot remember for sure if available in version 3 (think it was though).

Dalton

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to

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Roxio supports this but only theroetically

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by ReWrite In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

Unfortunately, it seems like each software package that supports udf is proprietary to the company that develops the software. Roxio created udf disks cannot be read/written by Nero and vice-verse. CeQuadRat was originally a part of WinOnCD, which, as you stated was purchased by Roxio. I'm afraid you're simply going to have to do a trial and error with various software packages to see what works. Your best bet is to start with Roxio since they were the last known owners. Most companies have trial versions that you can download and try to see if they meet your needs.

Another possibility is a recovery app like CDRoller. They claim to be able to recover data written by CeQuadRat but I cannot vouch for them. You can check out their site at:

http://www.cdroller.com/index.html

They also have a demo download to try out their product.

Good luck.

Cheers.

RW

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to

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Thanks , where's the standards when there needed. Seems that's just the way our future will be every company going off half cocked until forced to aggree.

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by mikex In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

HI, as my research show me the CeQuadrat-PacketCD software is using some old OSTA UDF format which is not compatible with the new UDF standart with compression, so here is the solution(i was unable to find a free one):

http://www.cdroller.com/htm/udfread.html

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to

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thanks. I just hope and pray she didn't have compression on!!!

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by LiamE In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

May I add it might be an idea to see if you can get hold of CeQuadrat (which you may already have) and a supported writer 2nd hand - ask friends, try computer fairs even ebay etc - even if you have to buy one they will be dirt cheap!

I remember using a 4 speed yamaha writer back in the day with CeQuadrat when 4 speed writers were really something. If only I still had it! What I do remember from back then was that support for writers in CeQuadrat was on a drive by drive basis, or even in some cases firmware version by firmware version basis. If you still have the CeQuadrat disk try and have a look for the helpfile. I think it had a list of supported drives there somewhere - then scour the earth for a drive on that list.

Also it may well be worth asking at your local PC shop (not the chain type stores!)- you'd be suprised what they might be able to dig out of a cupboard for you.

Good luck.

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to

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I can't justify buying old drive or old computer when CD recovery software sucess or fail hasn't been determined.

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by zlitocook In reply to CeQuadrat-PacketCD to new ...

Not cheap but get a second computer install Windows 98SE and install an older version of Nero you can buy cheap off of Ebay. The old versions of Nero could read and copy almost any cd's, I had a cd that was incompleat it did not compleat the write proccess and was able to get the files off of the cd. But you need an older version of windows and Nero. The computer only needs to be a PI or PII 250 Mhz or above with 128 ram or above. I keep a system on the side for doing things the new software will not let you do.

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