I have 80GB of photos to backup to DVD for offsite storage/arhiving. Yes, they’re already mirrored onto USB 2.0 HDDs, but I want to go put a set in a safe deposit box on DVD. I have the following available to do it…fast XP system, 2GB RAM, 8x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL drive that came with and a new Sony DRU-830A SS23…
I have Verbatim DVD+R DL media (MIS) and would prefer to use those for 8.5GB per DVD. I do also have DVD+R and -R Sony MIJ media as well.
I have Nero 7.x latest and Roxio 9 latest.
I think I strongly prefer to write DVDs of the files that can be used in any PC as opposed to using NeroBackItUp or Roxio’s backup program.
I have started out using Roxio Easy CD Creator and writing the DVD+R DLs with Verify turned on. Man that takes a long time!!
I do have the two DL drives available so I tried writing to them both and I seem to always get a failure and coaster from the first drive listed above, altho if I use just one drive am fine.
Bottom line questions are two:
1- Can I use the SW I have to write backups to the 2 DVDs at once, i.e. DVD#1 writing in Drive E: and DVD#2 writing in F: at same time?
2- Have I got it right in first place for how to do this?