I’m an audio engineeer, and have used Plextools LE for several years to backup, verify, and occasionally quality-check the backups of audio files on Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL discs. The audio files are single, proprietary project files ranging in size from 1-2GB. I typically backup 5-7 files on a DL disc.
I recently bought an HP Elitebook 8540w laptop, running Win 7 Pro x64, which came with an Optiarc ad-7701h, and while not using it in my studio, I would like to be able to use it to backup files. I tried installing both Plextools LE and Pro, and while they would install, I couldn’t get them to actually burn discs.
I tried ImgBurn, in the “Write Files/Folders to Disc” mode, and it seems to work great to burn and verify. I’ve then been using Opti Drive (still in trial mode) to occasionally check disc quality. The combination of these two programs seems to meet my needs very well.
Here are a couple of questions:
Can anyone suggest a program, or combination of programs, which might serve me better, given my fairly simple needs?
I read this on another audio forum regarding ImgBurn:
“While it seems that the CD Audio extraction works OK, there are some documented flaws on the burning side of that app… I have no reliable info on CD-Audio flaws, but for DVD-Video it quite often modifies some of the files (IFOs and BUPs) when burning to DVD-R and when creating an “ISO” image file.”
Is this old news, or something that has been fixed, or is inaccurate? Since these backups are for work, clients have spent thousands of dollars on the music/audio files, so accuracy of the backups is imperative.
Thanks for your help!