I am archiving data (WAV) files to CD, and my emphasis is on accuracy (low error count) and data longevity. I currently use the Prassi-based ONES program because:
- it is reputed to be a reliable burner
- it offers the extra-long filename capability I need
- it is inexpensive
- it requires little disc space
- it shows the burn speed in real time, which is very handy when I’m doing burn-speed testing of various media.
The one thing that ONES lacks is an option for turning off Plextor’s PoweRec feature, which would be handy when I’m running the above-mentioned burn-speed tests. Also, has anyone found a user guide for ONES?
I hear that Nero offers an option for turning off PoweRec, allowing you to do better burn-speed tests. And I understand further that it allows extra-long filenames, too. I wonder - does it display burn speed in real time, like ONES does?
Additional questions about Nero:
- Is there a way to purchase just the CD(/DVD)-burning portion of Nero, without all the fancy movie-making and other multimedia modules? Nero seems a bit pricey, and it takes up a good chunk of disc space.
- Is it still better to buy v6 than v7?
Finally, can anyone suggest other CD-burning software that offers the features I’m looking for (extra-long filenames, disable PoweRec, show burn speed)?
Thanks for your input on any parts of the above.
ps My burner is a Plextor Premium.