First off thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and I apologize if it is a bit long.
Basically I have an ever growing collection of music on my computer and I am looking for a way to back it up/store it. I had considered buying an external hard drive but if it all possible I am interested in using DVD-RWs to get the job done.
With that said here are my questions:
First, Can I even store it on DVDs and do I need some type of special software? Under device Manager>DVD/CD-ROM drives it says I have
(Little cd on top of drive icon)_Nex DVD+RW ND-1100a
(Little cd on top of drive icon) SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616t
Would this suit my needs? I am not trying to play anything off these disc, just storing the music on them and shelfing them for future use.
Second, if I can even do this what is the process involved? Could I just drag and drop from My Music Folder or is some special software needed? Again I do not want to play the music from these DVDs but just store them and be able to put them into a copy and play/copy from the disc when need be.
Third, If the previous steps can be done will putting the music files on the disc and moving them between computers and what not damage the quality of the song?
Fourth, On average how many songs can be stored on a DVD in this manner?
And lastly, If all else checks out can anyone recommend me a particular brand of DVD to use that will suit my needs? So many out there it had me spinning in circles.
Thank you once more for taking the time to read my post and provide any help you can.