I would like to choose the most appropriate DVD burner for the use of archiving my photography. I have taken pictures for years, but have just recently switched from film to digital. The digital storage issue is a bit overwhelming to me at this point.
I have been reading about an error scan software to check the dvd after burning and in some cases prior to burning. Some of the ones I have looked into include Plextools and Kprobe.
Are there other software error rate programs anyone can recommend? I understand Plextools is designed for Plextor and Kprobe is made for Lite-On. Do these programs work with other DVD burner brands? Is there software like this available for Pioneer or will Kprobe or Plextools work with a Pioneer burner.
My main criteria in choosing a DVD burner will be to ensure the best burnt DVD possible to safekeep my photos. I plan on doing other things like having backup storage on an external harddrive, etc. I have been reading until my eyes are sore on this subject. I realize the importance of using a high quality DVD. I plan to use Taiyo Yuden R+ 8X DVD’s, this seemed to be a good choice from my research. It also appeared from the info I read that some burners may be better for doing error scans and others better for burning, is this true?
Some burners that I have interest in so far have been the Pioneer 112 which seemed to get a good review on this site. Also Lite-On 20A1H seemed okay. I am also looking into the Plextor models now.
Speed is not something I need at all, it is the quality of the burn that I am interested in. Taking this into consideration I would appreciate any recommendations someone might have. On the burner, the error scan software to use with it, etc.
Thanks very much