Reliability for data recording and backup


I’ve been trying to find details on data recording reliability on DVD REWRITABLE media, but can’t find any good source either on the internet or these forums. All those KProbe graphs showing errors everywhere make me freak out, and that’s why I’m asking.

I can see writing +RW discs formatted as UDF makes the “big floppy disk” idea workable (I’m doing it right now) but I have no idea of how reliable this is.

DVD-RAM is usually referred as the best data-oriented media, but its support is not very widespread and I can’t seem to find any information about its future.

Can I really trust DVD media to backup my personal data?

What are the differences between different formats for this task? (Is +RW any better than -RW?)

Is DVD-RAM really the only reliable solution?

Thanks for any help


I would suggest surfing the Media Forum. You can find there a lot of useful information, concerning your question.

There was a thread about RW media:

Thanks Alex

You are welcome. :slight_smile:

I hope, you can get a sufficient answer to your question.