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Old February 27th, 2003, 04:35 AM
 
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Hi:
Be careful of CDRW's. They will not work (all the time)
in all DVD players.
I am using Memorex CD-R. You can buy them at Comp-USA
100 pieces, 700MB 80Minutes 48X multiSpeed for $14.00.
I back up my computer every day. Never had a disk fail me
yet. At this price if you waste a few its not a big deal.
ED


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Old February 27th, 2003, 05:36 AM
 
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Ed,
If you back up your computer with CD-R's are you using the same disk?
Mike


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Old February 27th, 2003, 12:39 PM
 
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MIke
Of course I am not Ed but just to give you a bit of advice. If you are back
ing up programs and such off of your computer I would recommend that you us
e regular non rewritable CD's as they seem to hold info better or at least
they do for me and they are cheap enough that you can toss out the old one
when you back up again. I do mine at least once a week as I have too much s
tuff on here to lose but I do also keep the older ones too just in case tha
t one of the others does not work for one reason or another. Sandy


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Old February 27th, 2003, 02:16 PM
 
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Some additional thoughts on media:

*) CDRW are slower because burners burn them at half the speed or slower
and because you may have to erase them before use.
*) Regular CDRs can be added-on to, or even overwrite existing files IF:
1) you don't "close the disk session", 2) the machines that you use the
disk on support multi-session disk reading (most do).
*) Many VCD players may be able to read CDRs but not CDRWs because there
is additional expense in creating a device that can read both.

*) Here's an overall thought too - remember that getting the latest,
fastest burner may require the latest high-speed media. A 16x burner
can burn a CDR (with no verification) in about 3 minutes. So faster and
faster may be unnecessary expense given your situation.

*) If you need multiple copies, software like Nero can use two burners
at the same time - I do this for work.

Fyi,
D.
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MIke
Of course I am not Ed but just to give you a bit of advice. If you are
backing up programs and such off of your computer I would recommend that
you use regular non rewritable CD's as they seem to hold info better or
at least they do for me and they are cheap enough that you can toss out
the old one when you back up again. I do mine at least once a week as I
have too much stuff on here to lose but I do also keep the older ones
too just in case that one of the others does not work for one reason or
another. Sandy


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Old February 27th, 2003, 03:36 PM
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I've been backing up regularly with the same set of CDRW's for several
years with no problems. I also keep a running backup of new photos and
documents on a set of CDRW's formatted for packet writing (using Nero InCD)
which I've used for a year now. The packet writing works great up to a
point where the number of files gets very large, e.g. over 1000 files or
so, then I just add a new one to the set.

The packet writing is a little slower than writing a CD, but the disks then
write like big floppies where you can add one file, delete files, move them
around, etc.

As cheap as CDR's are the days, I hate making regular backups on them which
I need to throw away later. I do all my photo archives on regular CDR's
which I make "contact sheets" from. I keep one disk at home, and another
offsite for safety.

Doug

At 07:39 AM 2/27/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>MIke
>Of course I am not Ed but just to give you a bit of advice. If you are
>backing up programs and such off of your computer I would recommend that
>you use regular non rewritable CD's as they seem to hold info better or at
>least they do for me and they are cheap enough that you can toss out the
>old one when you back up again. I do mine at least once a week as I have
>too much stuff on here to lose but I do also keep the older ones too just
>in case that one of the others does not work for one reason or another. Sandy
>
>


I've been backing up regularly with the same set of CDRW's for several
years with no problems. I also keep a running backup of new photos and
documents on a set of CDRW's formatted for packet writing (using Nero
InCD) which I've used for a year now. The packet writing works great up
to a point where the number of files gets very large, e.g. over 1000
files or so, then I just add a new one to the set.


The packet writing is a little slower than writing a CD, but the disks
then write like big floppies where you can add one file, delete files,
move them around, etc.


As cheap as CDR's are the days, I hate making regular backups on them
which I need to throw away later. I do all my photo archives on regular
CDR's which I make "contact sheets" from. I keep one disk at
home, and another offsite for safety.


Doug


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