"...Software Architects announced the commercial release of WriteCD-RW! v2.0 for MS Windows, the world's first software to support the new "Mt. Rainier compliant CD-MRW" disk drives. WriteCD-RW! provides the user with everything they need to set up and run these new drives on a PC running MS Windows.
These new CD-MRW ("M" is short for "Mt. Rainier") disc drives include defect management, and address the disk interchange problem by specifying the UDF format for use on CD-RW disks to ensure a standard for disk interchange between different computer systems. To take advantage of these new features, the drive requires a new type of software to support CD-RW media. WriteCD-RW! V2.0 is the first and only software in the world that enables users of these drives to take advantage of the Mt. Rainier features. With WriteCD-RW!, the user can use the drive with nearly the same interface and behavior as a floppy disk drive. WriteCD-RW! provides the user with everything they need to set up and run these new drives on a PC running MS Windows:
-Drag & drop, Drive letter Interface: includes a UDF v1.0.2 file system driver integrated with MS Windows Explorer. Device Drivers are specially optimized to support all new CD-MRW drives Integrated Formatting: UDF formatting applet automatically opens when a blank disk is inserted.
- Background formatting: after the format command is selected, WriteCD-RW! will make the disk available for writing in about 30 seconds. The user can immediately begin writing files to the disk while formatting of the remainder of the disk occurs in the background.
-Disks readable by MS Windows UDF readers: disks formatted by WriteCD-RW! can be mounted and read in any PC running Windows 98, Me, 2000 Pro or XP. The format is compatible with the UDF reader built into the operating systems. No third party software is required. Compatible with leading mastering software: WriteCD-RW! software allows the user to continue to run popular mastering applications for legacy CD-R media without driver conflicts.
-Easy to use: nothing to learn by the user. Acts like a very high capacity floppy disk drive. Convenience: background formatting allows the user to save time when formatting new disks. Data Integrity: reliable writing to industry standard UDF formats ensures data integrity in writing and retrieving files Reliable Disk Interchange: disks formatted in WriteCD-RW! are readable in MS Windows versions containing UDF readers. No third party reader software is required. Long Term Data Recovery: UDF formatted disks will be readable in any future computer system that supports this international standard..."