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The Options in Data Disc offer two options -- "I would like to use discs for more than one recording" or "I only need to use discs for one recording". I have the first option checked. (I assume that this option does not finalize the disc so data files can be added later.) I am writing to a DVD-RW. I Have Windows XP.

 

I have a couple of friends that had EMC 5 and the option worked for them.

 

This option does not seem to work because I can not add any data after the first copy. Any ideas or suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.

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If this is to archive data long-term, use R media, it is much more stable than RW media. (If you "erase" a file on either, you simply remove it from the TOC [Table of Contents], you don't get any space back.) The difference is you can erase the ENTIRE RW disc and start over - which makes it useful for testing, or moving files from one compuer to another when the original is safely on the originating computer.

 

So if you data is worth more than the 15 cents or so it costs per DVD by the spindle - use R media.

 

Lynn

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The Options in Data Disc offer two options -- "I would like to use discs for more than one recording" or "I only need to use discs for one recording". I have the first option checked. (I assume that this option does not finalize the disc so data files can be added later.) I am writing to a DVD-RW. I Have Windows XP.

 

I have a couple of friends that had EMC 5 and the option worked for them.

 

This option does not seem to work because I can not add any data after the first copy. Any ideas or suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Use Creator Classic, and when you go to Burn, in the Advanced Options, uncheck the box to the left of Read Only. You will then be able to add data to the burned DVD, later.

 

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If this is to archive data long-term, use R media, it is much more stable than RW media. (If you "erase" a file on either, you simply remove it from the TOC [Table of Contents], you don't get any space back.) The difference is you can erase the ENTIRE RW disc and start over - which makes it useful for testing, or moving files from one compuer to another when the original is safely on the originating computer.

 

So if you data is worth more than the 15 cents or so it costs per DVD by the spindle - use R media.

 

Lynn

 

Thanks, Grandpa Bruce. I remember something called Creator Classic. Didn't it have something to do with compatibility with earlier versions? But, I don't know how to get to it or where it is.

 

And, this is for archiving data short-term. That is, as I create new or modify existing files, I want to back them up. This may occur anywhere from a few days to a month or so and may take several DVDs. Thus, using R media is the solution only when archiving files permanently.

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Thanks, Grandpa Bruce. I remember something called Creator Classic. Didn't it have something to do with compatibility with earlier versions? But, I don't know how to get to it or where it is.

 

And, this is for archiving data short-term. That is, as I create new or modify existing files, I want to back them up. This may occur anywhere from a few days to a month or so and may take several DVDs. Thus, using R media is the solution only when archiving files permanently.

 

 

If you are only archiving data short-term, use USB Flash Drive(s).

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