First of all, although i’m pretty ‘l33t’ in some areas of computing and the net, i’m pretty much a newbie when it comes to DVD recording. Over the pas few months i’ve looked through the forums on this site and others and it seems like a massively complex subject. I bought my burner about six months ago, and it took me weeks of reading through info just to choose which one to get.
Anyway, here is my situation: I have about 500+ Gb of data that I need to archive onto DVDR. This data is MASSIVELY important to me, so the recordings need to be as secure and long-lasting as possible. What I want to know is:
a) Which media is best for my drive in terms of the best quality of recording (and where I can buy it online in the UK)?
b) I always used to burn data onto CDRs at the lowest speed, as I thought this would make a better, more error-free recording. Is this wise to do with DVDRs, or is it better to record at the DVDRs intended speed?
c) I intend to make two copies of each disc (in case one fails, then I have a backup copy). Would you recommend using a different brand for this purpose, or just use two discs of the same type? Or perhaps same brand, but one DVD+R disc and one DVD-R?
Thanks for your help guys, very much appreciated, and keep up the good work!