Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Jun 15 11:17:11 CDT 2005
On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:05:13AM -0500, Mike Hebel wrote:
> I'm well aware of this however for proper streaming to the DVD-R/CD-R to
> occur there has to be a number of things besides the burner configured
I've burned hundreds of DVDs on her computer and have had only one or
two coasters that were not my fault. If you are that concerned with
readability, NERO has a verify option, GHOST has a check the checksum.
When I burn a DVD with NERO, I check the verify option and go away for
an hour. When I come back I have a 4.5 gig DVD ready to file away.
> Then there's the whole "backround services" issue. For instance I've run
> into occasions where having Direct CD installed causes burns to fail
> because something on the bus and in the software won't leave the burner
> alone during the burn. And if you've got spyware, by some random chance,
> you can probably forget about having a quiet enough system to do a good
> backup on a burner. When it comes down to it a burner uses up much mroe
> system resources than a dedicated tape drive. (This is not counting SCSI
> burners obviously. The SCSI controller buffers a lot of stuff for you.)
That's a whole 'nother issue. I would never haver Direct CD on any computer
I control, I have a current antivirus and Microsoft Anti Spyware installed.
> Your experiences may be different but I personally do not consider
> DVD-R/CD-R to be a good backup solution. They're slower than a properly
> configured tape drive and on top of that the media only lasts ten years or
> so per current technology research. I know people that have DLTs and DEC
> style tape that is still good after more than a decade - and will probably
> still be good a decade later.
Some peole just can't afford anything else, if you are so rich, care to
buy me a drive and a dozen tapes. I'll even trade you two dead DDS-3
drives and about 30 unused tapes. :-)
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com N3OWJ/4X1GM
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See U.S. patent applications 20050108591, 20050107165.
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