If you had to burn 200 gigs of data

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#1

Would you be more comfortable using Nero Express 5.5.10.53 or Roxio 6.x Platinum fully updated (and why)?

(They both seem to have worked on the 2 test DVDs, I’m just curious if one would be more reliable or a ‘better burn’ than the other or there really isn’t a difference).

ps. DAO or TAO?


#2

Nero. I still use nero 5.5.10.53 and will not upgrade.

I just trust nero more. I had Roxio way back when cd burning was fairly new…I didn’t like it then. It worked but once I tried nero, I bought nero and have never went back to roxio.


#3

It sucks being 50/50 on the fence. I wish I knew WHY Nero is so much more popular (advanced features or even burns better).

I’m such a nerd…


#4

When I was new to burning I used Roxio EZ CD Creator because it came with the burner I bought. I used it for a while but got fed up with the number of GPF’s [or Blue Screens as they became] and the number of bad burns resulting in coasters. As my system changed and I got different software/hardware I found that the Roxio software clashed with it in strange ways. I even had a shed load of run trying to uninstall it properly because it left so much if itself behind.

I got a copy of Nero and have been happy ever since. OK I won’t say that I never get coasters or that it doesn’t screw up every so often, but it is a damn site more reliable than EZ Coaster Creater ever was.

Just my 2pence worth.


#5

Both Nero 5 and 6 and Roxio 6 and 7 are reliable applications. Roxio’s rep is still suffering from an earlier, extremely buggy release that trashed a lot of systems. That was quite a while ago. The people still trashing Roxio are either living in the past or just holding onto a grudge. Either one would suit your purpose.


#6

Keeping in mind we are talking about backing up data, not backing up game cd’s…or dvd’s…I’d say flip a coin. Both function well this endeavour, it’s what your comfy with screen wise I think here.

Personally, I have both, and use both for different kinds of projects. Roxio I tend to use for simple data dump type projects, Nero i tend to use for more complicated ones.

My rate of coasters was very high with my 1st copy of EZCD…it was before Adaptec sold off to Roxio…It was also before I upgraded my 1x Mitsumi CD-R to something with “buffer under-run”…:stuck_out_tongue:


#7

True. Buffer underrun protection makes all the difference.