My pc has a cd rom & dvd rw drive. Can I back up my files ( which I think are all data ) to a dvd rw disc ?
Taking into consideration that your CD-Rom only reads CDs and you DVD-RW drive can write DVDs, I don't see why you couldn't.Take care about RWs - the software you use and the discs. Sometimes one gets bad surprises.
Thanks for the reply. I'm confused about something else you would maybe help me with; I read somewhere that I could write more data to a dvd disc vs a cd ( something about more room on the dvd disc ). Is that correct???
80 min/700 MB cd = 703 MB
DVD-R = 4489 MBDVD+R = 4483 MB
So Blank dvd's will hold about ~ 6.4 times as much data.
Thanks. That confirms what I read. Also, poses the question; why would anyone buy cd's for burning whatever????
Reasons:1) Cheaper2) Burning Audio cd's3) In general cheap cds burn better than cheap dvd's (which can be truly awful)4) Compatiblity is better (cd-roms and some old dvd-roms)5) If one only has to back up <=700 MB of data, why use a blank dvd?6) Many people have cd-rw drives which cannot burn dvd's
Note taken. Thanks for all the info.
It's truly burner dependant. I would not use CD media these days anymore, because of the data"masses".
But that's only my opinion.