So I understand that you can get a “bad” burn where you may scan the disc and it will be unacceptable in terms of quality. But, I’m having trouble understanding exactly what “bad” refers to. Does it have to do with how long the disc will last? (ability to archive?) Errors within certain burned files?
For example, let’s say I am burning a DVD of pictures with my TY media and Lite-On or NEC 1300A burner. Now, I get a “bad” burn and unacceptable scan. Does this mean:
- The disc will work now but will not last as long.
- Certain pictures (ie-files on the CD) will not be able to be opened because they are damaged
3)Certain pictures will open on my computer off of the DVD but they have flaws so the quality is not as good as if I open the file off of my hard drive.
- Some combination of those
- I’m completely confused and these examples are missing the mark
As a follow-up to that (and the answer may answer this), but can you make a “good” burn (ie-copy) from a disc that was a “bad” burn? I guess if there are no true errors in the actual files and the only problem is the disc will not last you could possibly do this. If you have a disc that is a “bad” burn can you salvage some or all of the files on it? Or, is your only option to throw it away and reburn another disc from the information on your hard drive. In other words, if I get a bad burn, delete the info off of my hard drive, and then transfer the files from the “bad” burn back to my hard drive, have I lost some files/quality forever?
I’m just trying to understand this at a deeper level–it may seem like a moot point but I promise I have a reason for asking–I need to save some files from my hard drive before I install my new Lite-On drive and want to make sure that they are properly archived by my NEC 1300A before I delete them. Thanks a ton for all of the help!