This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
With a little extra care, yes. For a Jaz drive, defragmenting the drive
right before starting a burn seems to be the key to success. It's also
very important to ensure that nothing else is trying to access the drive
while the write is underway.
One user reported being able to write at 1x from a DDS tape drive using
Seagate's Direct Tape Access, but this isn't recommended. Copying the data
to a hard drive and doing the burn from there is much more likely to
There are no known instances of successful CD-R burns using punched card
readers as the source device.
Doing a test run is strongly recommended when using any of these devices.