08-22-2010 10:40 PM
08-22-2010 11:43 PM
It must be said, MarySue...you're thinking way TOO hard about this.
Use DVDs and be merry.
08-22-2010 11:55 PM
MarySue, as a community forums super user on here , I cannot help but agree you are thinking of this too hard. Like the others have pointed out you do not need to worry about the quality of the two formats now as single format players are obsolete now. The discs that movies are pressed on in the factory and sold in the stores are of a different formatting system and does not related to plus or minus.
Heck even the cheap Magnavox DVD Player sold at the smiley face store for next to nothing plays plus and minus.
08-23-2010 01:12 AM
Thanks, but I was talking about what format DVDs to use for computer backup, not movie playing. My stepfather doesn't want me to touch his DVDs because he wants to save his DVDs for television recording. So I thought that I should buy a pack of DVDs for computer back up purposes so I wouldn't have to use his DVDs. And when it comes to TV recording, he's strictly about cost per disc but when it comes to computer backup, I'm thinking of storage capacity per disc since I've already used up too many CDs for that purpose already.
08-23-2010 02:14 AM
You talk as if DVDs are lined with gold. DVDs are cheap as heck. Am I the only one that's confused here?
08-23-2010 08:32 AM
08-23-2010 10:28 AM
You can get double layer -R and +R discs ("DL" discs) that have double the capacity, BUT they are typically more than twice as expensive.
Both -R and +R have the same capacity, so just try to find good quality media that is known to have a low failure rate and high data retention longevity. (TDKs are well regarded and easy to find, Taiyo Yuden is often considered the king of quality media but TYs can be hard to find without going online.)
08-23-2010 11:07 AM
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