doxtr111 , what’s wrong with 4X?
DVD = more than 6X capacity of a CD
Fast CD burner takes 2:30
Time to burn 6 CDs is 15 minutes excluding swtching discs
Time to burn DVD @ 4X
Seems pretty fast to me.
I use the DVD to backup things that don’t change too often… MP3, AVIs, base install image, a few critical files.
4X RW discs should be on the market in the very near future. Makes thing much better from a backup standpoint.
Problem with using another hard drive for archiving is that if you have any data corruption, viruses, drive issues or problems at the chipset level, you’re screwed when you overwrite the backup.
Physically separate media is the only way to be safe.
I also avoid using any type of compression in my backup. Generally the higher the compression, the higher the probability of errors occurring.