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emc and sonic dla


williewonka101

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hi

 

I've been using a new dell computer for the last while with sonic dla installed on it , and have been burning some disks with it..

 

My question is... If i uninstall sonic and put on version 7.5(which i have) or even the newest version ... Will I be able to read the disks that have been recorded with the sonic software? I used to use emc in my older computer and was quite happy with it.. I'd like to go back to it, but not sure i want to lose access to the disks that I have already burned....

 

Thanks for any input.. Willie

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If you have XP you can read any packet written disc, as a reader is part of the Operating System.

 

However you may not be able to write to those discs anymore. Each packet writer is proprietary and if you find 2 that are interchangeable, it is pure luck. That said, I did play with DLA some years ago and found DLA formatted discs would work with D2D but not the other way around.

 

Let us know how it works out for you.

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Pausing for a moment to look at the larger question of Packet-Writing -

 

The worst possible means of "backup" is a method that will lose the data permantly.

 

By tht standard, Packet-Writing is the worst possible means of backup - OR the best possibly way to lose the data permantly, especially if you use CD-RW, rather than CD-R.

 

If the idea is to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc.

 

Lynn

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If you have XP you can read any packet written disc, as a reader is part of the Operating System.

 

However you may not be able to write to those discs anymore. Each packet writer is proprietary and if you find 2 that are interchangeable, it is pure luck. That said, I did play with DLA some years ago and found DLA formatted discs would work with D2D but not the other way around.

 

Let us know how it works out for you.

 

 

Thanks... I do have XP, so hopefully then it won't be a problem... as i'm not really happy with DLA and had much better luck when i was using EMC. I'm not worried about writing to the disks..only want to be able to access the disks if I need or want the files off them... one other thing .. what is D2D?.. not really up on all the terms.

 

 

Pausing for a moment to look at the larger question of Packet-Writing -

 

The worst possible means of "backup" is a method that will lose the data permantly.

 

By tht standard, Packet-Writing is the worst possible means of backup - OR the best possibly way to lose the data permantly, especially if you use CD-RW, rather than CD-R.

 

If the idea is to KEEP the data, NEVER format the disc.

 

Lynn

 

So, then, what is the best method and/or program to use to KEEP the data on disk for future use?

 

When i wanted to write to some of the disks.. the only way it would recognize the disk and write to it is if I did format the disk.

 

Thanks for the quick responses... Willie

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Thanks... I do have XP, so hopefully then it won't be a problem... as i'm not really happy with DLA and had much better luck when i was using EMC. I'm not worried about writing to the disks..only want to be able to access the disks if I need or want the files off them... one other thing .. what is D2D?.. not really up on all the terms.

So, then, what is the best method and/or program to use to KEEP the data on disk for future use?

 

When i wanted to write to some of the disks.. the only way it would recognize the disk and write to it is if I did format the disk.

 

Thanks for the quick responses... Willie

 

D2D is short for Drag to Disc, which is Roxio's equivalent of DLA.

 

The best method of archiving data is to use Classic and write a Data CD project set to Read Only to CD-R media.

 

A variation on that is to clear the Read Only checkmark which will allow you to import previous data from the CD and add or "overwrite/erase" more at a later time.

 

This is called Session writing. I put quotes around "overwrite/erase" because with any Data CD project you can never actually erase or overwrite a file. Likewise you can never recover used space.

 

Still, with disc selling for $0.20 or less it is about as cheap as it is going to get.

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And use CD-R.

 

There's no difference between CD-R and CD-RW for burning purposes. If you "erase" a file you don't get the space back on either, until you erase the ENTIRE CD-RW.

 

Oh - and CD-RW will fade to blank sooner or later, taking all the data with it. If formatted for Packet Writing (Drag2Disc, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc), usually sooner.

 

Lynn

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Wow..

Thanks for the quick responses...

One last question, then i guess it's time for some program changes.....

 

Is it still an either/or with roxio and nero? Or is it possible for the programs to co-exist on a computer now?

I know at one time that you had to make a choice, just wondering if it's still the case.. Are the features so similar now that it makes more sense just to pick one or the other?

 

Thanks.. Willie

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Wow..

Thanks for the quick responses...

One last question, then i guess it's time for some program changes.....

 

Is it still an either/or with roxio and nero? Or is it possible for the programs to co-exist on a computer now?

I know at one time that you had to make a choice, just wondering if it's still the case.. Are the features so similar now that it makes more sense just to pick one or the other?

 

Thanks.. Willie

You can have both Roxio and Nero installed but only one packet-writing program. Either InCD from Roxio or Drag-to-Disc from Roxio must be removed.

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