Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Post by RGFu » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:59:01


I have some major copies to make of all my photo and mail files ..... My
question is can I do the job on CD or DVD disks ? And what is the
difference in the procedure ?

Thank you,

Dan
 
 
 

Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Post by Don Schmid » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 18:02:39

A CD's capacity is 700MB; a DVD's capacity is 4.7GB.

Unless you need the data on CDs or DVDs, I suggest you get an external hard
drive.


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Don
Vancouver, USA

 
 
 

Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Post by Shenan Sta » Mon, 07 Jul 2008 23:28:09


If you need long term storage (Pictures from Spring Break 2008) and/or the
ability to have different sets (april 2008, may 2008, june 2008, etc...) -
CD/DVD backups may be for you. Otherwise - you may want to look into
backing up to an external hard disk drive (even a network attached storage
device) or possibly a combination of External Hard Disk drive/CD & DVD
archival.

The differnce in procedure for backing up to CD vs. DVD... You can put more
on a DVD at once and you must have a writer (physical device) that will
write to DVDs.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Post by Ken Blake, » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:09:23

On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 22:59:01 -0700, Dan < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




You can do it on either. A DVD holds much more than a CD. The choice
is up to you. You can choose more CDs or fewer DVDs.




It depends on what software you use, but in general, there should be
almost no difference at all, other than specifying which type of media
you are using.

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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Use CD or DVD for Backing up and Copying data, pictures, et

Post by Xandro » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 12:39:09

In addition to the other posters you should be aware that while XP can burn
directly to CD media it can not burn directly to DVD media. It requires
third party software to do that. Vista has in built DVD writing
capabilities,
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Xandros