i'm trying to backup the photos that i have on my hard drive but have a couple of issues.
first off, i'm burning to Verbatim DVD-R media (16x) at 12x burn speen using a Pioneer DVR-115D 1.18.
i have attached the results. i'm a bit miffed that the burn 'fails' towards the end. the burner is pretty new (i have only used it a handful of times and it is a less than a year old).
what can i do to improve the burn?
also, i'm a bit concerned about the degradation of the media. i thought that backing up to CD/DVD would be a simple one time procedure, but now i'm reading that i have to scan once in a while and re-backup when scans start to fail - so what's the point? shouldn't i backup to a hard drive (or even two of them) and do away with DVD media?
using hard drives is a lot quicker (back everything up in one go) and if the drive fails i can back up again from the 2nd drive.
is there an advantage backing up to DVD over hard drive taking into account the time it takes and the need to scan periodically?
is there a failsafe (and cost effective) backup system?