Hi All, For various reasons, I need to undertake a complete hard drive format on my machine and in advance of this I will be backing up a large volume of data onto DVD-r's. Along with various configured applications, I will be needing to back up around 26 GB of MP3 music presently stored as individual tracks. In addition there are also movies presently in Bin/Cue format, VCD & SVCD, which amount to a further 12GB. I have a massive supply of Blank -R's, so storage really isn't a problem and I would rather use blank DVDs than purchase a seperate second hard drive at this moment in time. My question is, can all the MP3s,SVCDs & VCDs be burned onto DVD-Rs purely for storge without altering or converting their present format in any way. I'm thinking that maybe if I burn them in data only mode?........ The aim here is that once I have compleated the hard drive format, I can then put all of music & films right back on the drive so that it will be just the same as it was before. I've got the latest version of Nero which I hope will be upto the task. Any ideas you guys? Thanks, Dave.