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What dvd media is best for storing data?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by latinshdw, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. latinshdw

    latinshdw Member

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    I have some data that I would like to back-up onto DVD media.

    What type is best +R or -R?
    What brand is the best for long term storage?


    Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. FFsp42

    FFsp42 Regular member

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    All depends on who you ask and what you plan to use them for. Basically, for storing just data, either would be just fine IMO. As long as your burner will support both formats, you should be fine.

    Many here will tell you that you cannot usually go wrong with Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim discs. Basically anything manufactured in Japan (MIJ) are good media that hold well over time. IMO, these would be the ones I would stick with.
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    That's an old thread creaky - Nov 04, don't know if I would agree with some of it now...Ram disc being a poor third for example...seems ideal for data storage...
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    ah, i meant to only highlight the difference between -R and +R, my bad :)
     
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    Was only pointing something out...sorry...
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    no problem, glad you did :)
     
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    Verbatim but for a good backup of home pictures and video Make a new backup each year, nobody really knows how long these disc last .They say all kinds of years and crap but to be on the safe side . BACKUP often !
     
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    Thanks everyone for your imput. I has been very helpful.....you guys are great.
     
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    You're welcome. Hope we provided the answers you were looking for. Good luck!
     
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    I use DVD-RAM for data storage. Some retail DVD players ARE DVD-RAM compatible. You just have to look at the details.
     

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