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Coping a data dvd

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by dmarie, May 17, 2004.

  1. dmarie

    dmarie Member

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    I have a data dvd that is 6.0 GB--I want to copy it to another dvd. What should I use--I only have Dvd Shrink and DVD X copy--of course, and Nero express.
    It just tells me it won't all fit on the dvd.
    I'm doing fine with my movies, but how do I do this--would appreciate help asap--yes, it's me dummy marie.
    You all have helped so much in the past--tks.
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi dmarie,

    I don't believe you'll compress a Data disc like you do a DVD movie, different animals they are :-(

    You are dealing with a dual layered DVD to hold that much data, you'll have to split it between two discs I think -

    What exactly is it dmaria ?



    Pete
     
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  4. dmarie

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    My husband is an auto mechanic--it is some technical files with setup folders, content, and all kinds of info. Want to copy it so he doesn't mess up the original, of course, to use in his garage.
    Should I put certain files on one disc--can I burn it with Nero Express? I'm burning it to my hard drive right now--not sure what to do next.
    Tks, Pete
    dmarie
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    I've heard people here doing just that with the exact same program -

    My thought would be to burn it to his PC's HD - can you do to 2 discs then have him take it to work and download it to his HD. I would think that should work and his originals could be saftly stored -.

    Give it a shot -

    "P"

     
  6. dmarie

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    Well , also, Pete, one file on this disc is 5.80GB--I put all the other ones on a single disc, but can't even fit this one on a disc. The file is labeled content--not sure what it is--I'll keep experimenting.
    tks, Dmarie
     
  7. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    it can be done, but you'll need a burner that burns RAM disks. The only two I know of is an IBM that goes for $219 and I think the new plextor does, but that runs somewhere around $160 and up.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Dell 8250, Pentium 4 2.80GHz
    1.5 GB RDRAM, 200GB HD
    TDK 840G, Sony DDU-1612 DVD-ROM
    XP Pro, ATI All-In-Wonder 9000 Pro

    Gateway 450, Pentium III 450MHz
    384 MB SDRAM, 160GB HD
    NEC 2100A, LiteOn LTD-163 DVD-ROM
    XP Home, 16MB nVidia RIVA TNT[/small]
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    And you would have to use a double sided RAM disk.

    http://www-132.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/s...d=-840&langId=-1&partNumber=22P7036&storeId=1

    And the other burner is not a Plextor. Its LG SUPER-MULTI FORMAT DVD sells for around $80-$130
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Dell 8250, Pentium 4 2.80GHz
    1.5 GB RDRAM, 200GB HD
    TDK 840G, Sony DDU-1612 DVD-ROM
    XP Pro, ATI All-In-Wonder 9000 Pro

    Gateway 450, Pentium III 450MHz
    384 MB SDRAM, 160GB HD
    NEC 2100A, LiteOn LTD-163 DVD-ROM
    XP Home, 16MB nVidia RIVA TNT[/small]
     
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  9. dmarie

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    Thanks, guys, I appreciate the help. If I get another burner, I'll check those out.
    Thanks again for replying so quickly so I don't waste too much time on something I can't do.

    dmarie
     
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    ScubaPete Senior member

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    dmarie, little Darlin', you're not reading us correctly, This is a "Must Do" - You are saving a very expensive program for your man for about $100.00 - Cheap at twice the price. You're just being "Nice" and suffering through the "Trauma" of having your PC "Violated" when the second burner is installed, What a caring person you truly are - The Gods must have smiled upon him for having brought you into his life -

    Now, enough of this crap, Pony up the “C” note and let’s get this show on the road -

    You Go Girl - - -

     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    lol Pete, honesty is best!!! Also one small note a double sided ram disk runs $6-$7. And most important of all holds 9+GB's and is re-writable. Key Word "re-writeable".
     
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    I hear ya Flip, but Honesty won't get her Husband to buy her a new burner - lol -

     
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    OK, so you guys are saying I can't do it unless I get him a new burner for my computer on Father's Day to burn his disc? OK, gotcha. Sounds like a good plan to me--I'll have to wait awhile, but will start checking on it. Why do they have to make things so difficult and more $$$$$$ all the time?
    You are the geniuses, thanks.
    Dmarie
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    dmarie, some food for thought. Sony is close to releasing a new burner that will burn not RAM discs but will burn dual layered discs. But who knows when they will sell the dual layered discs.
     
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    that's not a bad price. Just got to wait for a rebate day :)
     

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