dvd backup?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by duxsmer, Sep 4, 2002.

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  1. duxsmer

    duxsmer Guest

    ok. am i crazy? why can't we use a dvd burner to backup our projects. isn't it a way better alternative to stock piling removable hard drives. you can buy a burner for about $250. you can buy dvd-rs for a buck a piece. you can fit roughly a half an hour's worth of 16-track, 24bit, 48kHz audio on a 4.7 gig dvd. so what gives?
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    Umm....who told you you can't do that?!! I currently do it...it friggen rocks burning that much data to a 4.7GB disc!!! Works great man...never had an issue with it yet....I got the Pioneer A04(or 104) CDR/W-DVDR/W combo drive....it's really nice!
    Hope that helps!
    Opus
     
  3. duxsmer

    duxsmer Guest

    ok. what about spanning a project over multiple cds with winzip or some other program? is this possible with little or no file compression? is this stoopid?
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

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    First of all I NEVER compress data from a drive to CD...sort of a rule of thumb to me. In fact I NEVER compress my audio data to compact it...you take a chance of having corrupted data that way...sure you can span data across regular CD's without a problem...just need to learn how to manage your files properly. That's the key. Otherwise go for DVD R/W and be done with it! That's what I did! I also have a couple of extra IDE drives in which to back up onto as well!
    Opus
     

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