[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-3450A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have been backing-up my files on CDs/DVDs for years without knowing that many of them are damaged, until recently I decide to test them with Nero CD-DVD Speed. Some of them were probably bad right after being burned.
I searched around on this forum, but still have no clue how to improve my back-up strategies.
Here is my current understanding why my backups went so bad.
- try to avoid multiple track/session burning.
- blank disc quality is very important. two of my Sony CD-Rs were burned almost 10 years ago, still 100% quality. but many of recently burned TDK or K-hypermedia CDs went damaged or bad.
- writing strategies are important. but I am still unclear on this, such as combinations of burner (I have two NEC 3450A with different firmwares 102b and 103c) , blank CD, writing speed, program (I am currently using Nero7).
Can anybody lend me a hand and point me to some general guidelines? I am sure there are articles /posts for newbies like me, but I could not find them.