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Making iso disk images with Easy Media Creator 9 and burning large files over multiple DVDs


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I want to make sure that Easy Media Creator 9 (EMC 9) can do what I need it to do before I purchase it; and I am a little stuck. I am trying to backup my 200GB hard drive and I was wondering if it's possible to make iso disk image files with EMC 9? Then I want to burn the iso disk image file over multiple DVDs. Can these things be done with EMC 9?

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If you are going to make a backup of a 200MB hard drive, there is no better option than to purchase another large hard drive to do it, and use a program like Norton Ghost or Acronis (sp?) True Image to do it.

That's how I do it... Second (or third) HD in the rig just for imaging the drive(s). I use PowerQuest DriveImage.

 

I have had the software for years. I don't know if it is even still available. It has NEVER let me down.

 

I use the windows scheduled task utility to have the drives imaged every two weeks during the night. On one of my rigs running Raid, I can't get it to boot into the utility installed on the rig so that one I have to use the dos recovery disks the app created to image the drives. Because the Raid controller is considered an add in, the utility just won't boot from the array.

 

I remember buying a 1GB Western Digital for a large wheelbarrow full of cash. Two years later it crashed.

 

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I bought a 20mb (megabyte, not gigabyte) Seagate 5 1/4" for hundreds of dollars. The old MFM interface. I was top dog on the block (back then) :D

 

8088 processor

8087 co-processor

640K ram

Hercules monochrome video card

Green screen monochrome 12" (maybe 14") monitor

No sound

1 - 5 1/5" 360K floppy

The 20 MB drive I speak of above

90 watt P/S

 

Man... That was a sweet rig. B)

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I remember buying a 1GB Western Digital for a large wheelbarrow full of cash. Two years later it crashed.

 

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LOL! I still have my Seagate 1GB SCSI drive in a desk drawer. It hasn't been used in many years.

 

 

That's how I do it... Second (or third) HD in the rig just for imaging the drive(s). I use PowerQuest DriveImage.

 

I have had the software for years. I don't know if it is even still available. It has NEVER let me down.

 

I use the windows scheduled task utility to have the drives imaged every two weeks during the night. On one of my rigs running Raid, I can't get it to boot into the utility installed on the rig so that one I have to use the dos recovery disks the app created to image the drives.

I bought a 20mb (megabyte, not gigabyte) Seagate 5 1/4" for hundreds of dollars. The old MFM interface. I was top dog on the block (back then) :D

 

8088 processor

8087 co-processor

640K ram

Hercules monochrome video card

Green screen monochrome 12" (maybe 14") monitor

No sound

1 - 5 1/5" 360K floppy

The 20 MB drive I speak of above

90 watt P/S

 

Man... That was a sweet rig. B)

 

 

Man, that was a long time ago. :) Swapping out floppies was more fun, but that was the computer at work. I didn't have the funding to buy my own. Oh, that and the fact that I didn't even know how fire that pup up. :lol: It wouldn't have done me any good to buy my own.

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I bought a 20mb (megabyte, not gigabyte) Seagate 5 1/4" for hundreds of dollars. The old MFM interface. I was top dog on the block (back then) :D

 

8088 processor

8087 co-processor

640K ram

Hercules monochrome video card

Green screen monochrome 12" (maybe 14") monitor

No sound

1 - 5 1/5" 360K floppy

The 20 MB drive I speak of above

90 watt P/S

 

Man... That was a sweet rig. B)

Yep... I had a similar system, only when I got the 20MB half-height drive ($400), I upgraded the power supply to 120 or 180 watts, and replaced one of the two 5 1/4" full-height diskette drives with a half-height one. I also had a color card in mine, and with an RF Modulator could play some color games (remember the original MS Flight Simulator?) on the color TV.

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Mine was an Amstrad 1640 (a whopping 640K of RAM) with the 20 MB h/d. The PSU was actually built into the monitor and used a switch mode psu derived from the line timebase (cheap method of doing it). Plastic case, NV RAM backed up by 4 AA batteries that sat on top of the case under the recess for the monitor plinth.

 

I did a bit of carving on the front and managed to get a 3 1/2" 720 floppy inserted over the 5 1/4" and had to set up the config.sys to run drivparm (otherwise it didn't know what the new floppy was. I also ran QEMM vidram and got the available memory up to just over 700K - great fun back then. It seemed very fast at the time but I'd just progressed from 8 bit machines :lol:

 

Oh - and MS Word ran on a single 512K floppy with the spell check and thesaurus on the second (if you didn't install it to the hard drive)

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I want to make sure that Easy Media Creator 9 (EMC 9) can do what I need it to do before I purchase it; and I am a little stuck. I am trying to backup my 200GB hard drive and I was wondering if it's possible to make iso disk image files with EMC 9? Then I want to burn the iso disk image file over multiple DVDs. Can these things be done with EMC 9?

Negitive... An ISO is an image file of a disk. You will not be able to even make 200gb iso. The iso will be compliant with whatever media you specify (4.7 gb DVD, 800 mb CD, DL DVD, etc.)

 

I haven't used it but EMC9 has a backup utility in the suit.

 

Download the free trial and play with it before you purchase.

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I want to make sure that Easy Media Creator 9 (EMC 9) can do what I need it to do before I purchase it; and I am a little stuck. I am trying to backup my 200GB hard drive and I was wondering if it's possible to make iso disk image files with EMC 9? Then I want to burn the iso disk image file over multiple DVDs. Can these things be done with EMC 9?

 

If you are going to make a backup of a 200MB hard drive, there is no better option than to purchase another large hard drive to do it, and use a program like Norton Ghost or Acronis (sp?) True Image to do it.

 

There is no such thing as a 200GB .iso file, and there is no way that you want to back up that much to DVD's.

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There is no such thing as a 200GB .iso file, and there is no way that you want to back up that much to DVD's.

 

Yet,

Blu-ray at 50GB and talk of DL's or multi-layer HD, it might not be long.

Of course the software would also have to catchup.

Wasn't that long ago, I couldn't burn this ISO (8,394,997,760 bytes).

 

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Yet,

Blu-ray at 50GB and talk of DL's or multi-layer HD, it might not be long.

Of course the software would also have to catchup.

Wasn't that long ago, I couldn't burn this ISO (8,394,997,760 bytes).

 

cd

 

You are correct, sir. But, that is the future. It won't help now, but we will live long enough to see it. :)

 

True - remember back when if you had a 20 MEGAbyte h/d you were king of the hill? :lol:

 

Yeah, I remember when they were $400. It was before I had a computer, but my late father did. :)

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