[hfs-user] HFS data-Cd recording : System requirements ?

Frank Meurer meurer@gmx.de
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:38:59 +0100 (CET)

Nandini Hengen <entwicklung@whengenibk.de> wrote:
> 1) I'd like to know if it is possible to write/record Data-CD's (not =
> audio CD's) in the HFS format using this. Is there any difference in the =
> underlying format of an audio CD and a data CD? Are audio CD's also =
> recorded using HFS?

a) Of course you can make/burn CD-R in HFS-Format with an iMac.
b) I guess you use HFS+ (aka "Extended HFS") which is not compatible to HFS
and not covered by this list.
c) Audio CDs (Red Book) and Data CDs (Yellow Book) have different formats
i.e. the first uses sectorsizes of 2352 bytes and the second 2048 bytes.
Because of that Audio-CDs are not in HFS-Format (which is younger than the
CD-Audio Red Book format).

> 2) I came across an article in c't which mentioned that one could =
> manually replace the CD-Rom drive by a CD-Writer instead and install the =
> Software Toast onto the iMac which could then be used for burning CD's =
> in HFS/HFS+ format. Can anyone who's familiar with this tell me if this =
> would work if I were to replace my existing CD-ROM drive which came with =
> the Mac with a Plextor CD-Writer?

It should work.

Most of your questions are not exactly covered by the topic of this list.
I recommend you the forum of www.macgadget.de if you like to "talk" (write)
in german language (

Frank Meurer