2873Re: [NTO] re-writable CDs
- Mar 7, 2002On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 17:37:57 -0500, you wrote:
>Are re-writable CDs suitable media for use in backups of PC files? When II am using a CDRW burner to backup my files. With compression, you can
>last read about the technology, the re-writable media weren't reliable
>enough for many routine re-write cycles. Also, most re-writable CD burners
>couldn't append new files to a CD without destroying previous contents. In
>order to write 10 new megabytes to a CD that already had 100 MB, one had to
>copy the 100MB to the hard drive, and then write all 110 MB to the CD in a
>single, uninterrupted operation.
backup close to 1 Gig on a disk (depending on content - some files
compress better than others). Your best bet is to find a backup program
that supports CDRW drives. Many of them now support Tapes, CDRW, Zip
disks, etc. A backup program will allow you to easily do full backups,
append new files, do a selective backup, backup only changed files, etc.
You can accomplish the above using other means, but I find a dedicated
backup program makes it easier.
>I'm currently using 250MB zip disks for backup, but I will install theA 250 MB zip disk (even with compression) wouldn't to it for me. I hate
>re-writable CD burner if the earlier limitations have been overcome.
swapping disks and I have almost 1 GIG of data to routinely backup.
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