[TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!

I've been using the CD drive as a back up for my accounting program since I 
got the HP computer nearly 4 years ago. When the accounting program writes 
to the disk it says "backup file xxxxx already exists, it will be deleted if 
you continue" I've been doing this on the same disk for over a year, backing 
up my TV shop, apartment house, and two personal checking accounts. I use a 
new disk each year after I've done my taxes so I can save the old one with 
my tax files. But the program saves all the data from the year I got the 
program, which was Jan 1st 1998. Right now the used portion of the disk 
which is over a year old is a band a little over 1/4" wide.
I do not use RW disks. I tried them when I first got a CD burner and gave up 
using them because I had trouble with them. I don't remember what the 
problem was, it was a long time ago and I just haven't bothered to try them 
again. It may have been the technology or the drive or the disks of that 
time, I don't know.

I recently bought a Sony DVD/VCR with which I can save TV programs to DVD, 
same as using a VCR. I have one RW disk in it that I have been rewriting for 
about a week with no problems. It's a Staples DVD+RW disk.


Russ Hoyt
Hoyt's TV
Exeter, NH


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bil Green" <magpulser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Barry Thompson" <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!


> Hi Barry,
>
> I've been using Nero with InCD for years with CDRWs and have had
> almost no problems. BUT, you can't delete files! This will too
> often corrupt the CD (and probably DVDs).
>
> And in some cases they won't work in others PCs after deleting.
> This is probably why so many people have said CDRWs aren't
> reliable (their fault).
>
> So I just wait until they get filled up, format them and start
> over. And they keep on working.
>
> Bil
>
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>
> BT> I have been storing data on dvds for a while.But what I find best is 
> Nero
> BT> INCD or INC4,you can make a RW into a hard drive,you can drag and drop 
> files
> BT> on it and also delete files.
> BT> Barrys TV
> BT> Ottawa Ontario
> BT> Canada
> BT> ----- Original Message ----- 
> BT> From: "Gary McCartney" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> BT> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> BT> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 2:03 PM
> BT> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>
>
>>> Al, saying you don't want DVD but want to record data on large disks, is
>>> like saying you don't want pizza but you do want a big circular thing
>>> with sauce, cheese, and peperoni.
>>>
>>> You can't burn the 4.7 gig DVD disks in a CD-only burner, you need to
>>> get a DVD burner, which will burn CD's and DVD's. All of the new DVD
>>> burners burn both DVD-R and DVD+R discs, and many of them can burn dual
>>> layer discs giving you 8.4 gigs of data, but I have found the dual layer
>>> discs to be expensive and normally not worth the money.
>>>
>>> Gary
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Gary McCartney
>>>
>>> McCartney Electronics
>>> Guelph Ontario Canada
>>> Est. 1984
>>> email: gary (at) number63.ca
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Barry Thompson wrote:
>>>> Some of those combos will read only -R
>>>> Barrys TV
>>>> Ottawa Ontario
>>>> Canada
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Al L" <alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 10:57 AM
>>>> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks Greg! It reads R discs,just won't burn an exact copy on a very
>>>>> large
>>>>> data disc. I am not interested in DVD, just making large discs and
>>>>> copyoing
>>>>> large data discs.
>>>>>
>>>>> Al Leatherman
>>>>> Al's TV
>>>>> 224 US Highway 46
>>>>> Mine Hill, NJ 07803
>>>>> 973-361-5796
>>>>> 973-476-0854 (cell)
>>>>> WWW.ALS-TV.NET
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Greg Smith" <gaserv@xxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:43 AM
>>>>> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> If it is a -R combo, then the -R blanks will work.
>>>>>> Gregory B. Smith
>>>>>> G & A Electronic Services
>>>>>> 2521 N. Laurent
>>>>>> Victoria, Texas 77901
>>>>>> Ph. 361-575-1998
>>>>>> Fax: 361-570-1615
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>> From: "Al L" <alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 8:23 AM
>>>>>> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Its a DVD-rom combo!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Al Leatherman
>>>>>> Al's TV
>>>>>> 224 US Highway 46
>>>>>> Mine Hill, NJ 07803
>>>>>> 973-361-5796
>>>>>> 973-476-0854 (cell)
>>>>>> WWW.ALS-TV.NET
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>> From: "ta" <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:15 AM
>>>>>> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Depends on what you have installed in your computer right now.
>>>>>>> I do not know if you have a DVD burner or reader installed.
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>>> From: "Al L" <alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:11 AM
>>>>>>> Subject: [TechAssist] Fw: DVD-R discs 4.7 Gig!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Anybody know if i can use simple upgrade software, or must I buy a
>>>>>>>>> new
>>>>>>>>> burner to use these discs!?TIA.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Al Leatherman
>>>>>>>>> Al's TV
>>>>>>>>> 224 US Highway 46
>>>>>>>>> Mine Hill, NJ 07803
>>>>>>>>> 973-361-5796
>>>>>>>>> 973-476-0854 (cell)
>>>>>>>>> WWW.ALS-TV.NET
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