[24hoursupport] Re: dvd vs cd

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzymo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 20:24:05 -0400

It really depends on what your thoughts on how you will use it are.

If you go with the DVD writer, you can do full backups on fewer disks,
but the backups are less portable.

If you go with the CD writer, you get very decent software (I like
Nero) and the flexibilty (and lower cost of CDs.

Myself, I would probably go with the DVD writer, only because it would
have the ability to write both DVDs and CDs (if I read your message

If it only writes DVDs, it might not be as useful. Also, since it
comes without software, make sure you can find the software for it
(from the manufacturer's website, probably) or that the drivers come
with Windows, or pass it up.

"Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."
*Lewis Cass {1782-1866 American Politician}

On  0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I can only spend just so much, and I need some kind of data backup ability. I 
> found an older Toshiba 2x dvd-burner that only does dvd-r and dvd-rw, and 
> various types of cd, but because it is older and lower priced at $44, it 
> comes without any software.
> Or I could go instead for a new cd-burner that comes with some Nero software 
> for about the same price.
> Then there's the cost of a dvd vs cd disk, and the cost of disk cases, 
> against the storage ability of 650 or 700 megs for a cd vs about 4 gigs for a 
> dvd.
> Just looking for suggestions which to pick, or is there a better choice out 
> there?
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