"..The latest version of DirectCD now offers compression for CD-RW, improved Universal Disc Format (UDF) Reader support, and enhanced ScanDisc capability.
With compression, CD-RW discs can now hold up to twice as much data. In addition, discs last longer because compressed files take up less space, so the disc is re-written less often, resulting in less wear.
Improved support for UDF means that when users format a disc using DirectCD 3.0, the UDF Reader installer is placed on that disc. This makes installation of the UDF reader to a PC automatic. In turn, this allows CD-RW discs to be readable on PCs with MultiRead CD-ROM drives, without the need for the user to manually install a UDF reader.
Improvements to DirectCD 3.0's ScanDisc, a data recovery utility, include support for CD-RW, in addition to the previously supported CD-R media. DirectCD 3.0 will be available to drive manufacturers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in September 1999.."