Can u use DVD-r disks as data cd's?

vbimport

#1

Hi,

Can U use a DVD-R disk as a data cd such as for recording a huge amount of mp3 or Computer files on to it?


#2

indeed, works just like a CDR

only writes a whole lot slower.

cheers


#3

And there fits a little bit more data on it…:slight_smile:


#4

As to the time:

4489 MB take 29mins to be recorded to a DVD-R (if proper media is used; someone who uses princo could copy to /dev/null as well).
700 MB take 2:40 to be recorded to a CD-R

But: You have to insert media, it must be recognised, it must be written (this can be done in 2:40), it must be removed, you must create the next file compilation, in case of avi’s you must split them, and so on…

==> You can write 6 CDs in 16mins, but there’s some extra time you need, so dvd-r is not too much slower.


#5

y use dvd-r when datasafe dvd-rw is only 89p
from bigpockets…
y not use VOBinstantDVD+cd to do packetwriting
and use your dvd-rw as a BIG floppy (2mins to format)
just drag n drop onto the dvd-rw

it takes me 60 mins to write a complete 4.3 gig dvd-rw
(thats the same data as 6 cdrs…works out as 12x cdr writer)
not too bad!


#6

> y use dvd-r when datasafe dvd-rw is only 89p
from bigpockets…

Because I unfortunately noticed that nearly anything besides Mitsubishi (i.e. Verbatim DataLifePlus) is crap media (which is either slow, or unreliable (princo), or can’t be read in every dvd-rom (penmax, princo)), so that I could copy to /dev/null as well.

> y not use VOBinstantDVD+cd to do packetwriting

Because all data is gone if your OS crashes.