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Old 11-15-2002, 08:06 AM
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okay, i'm wanting to get a dvd burner to back up my files. right now i have a 40gb 7200 dedicated audio drive that's getting quite full quite quickly. it's not a great drive, so i'm looking to get the best drive possible. i've seen 10K or 15K 18gb drives for not too much. and on top of that, i'd like to get a dvd burner to help keep the space on that drive. here's the question (finally), do i want a DVDr-rw, or do i want something that does DVD-ram. or, does the question expose me for the idiot that i am? thanks.
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: What do i want?

Whats up J. FO,

If you can, I would try hold out for a few months if you decide to buy a DVD-R. There may not be a significant price drop, but there will be faster writers available on the market. The future seems uncertain for DVD-RAM. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:26 AM
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Get yourself a firewire or USB 2.0 external drive. Dump the lot onto that as a backup. Cheap and Cheerful.
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: What do i want?

If it's going to purely for backup purposes, any dvd format will work. They seem to all be similarly priced and the blank media about the same. If you have any desire to be able to burn a dvd and watch it in your set-top dvd player though...you should look into getting a burner that does "dvd-r" and "dvd+rw", dvd-ram isn't compatible with ***** .
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:32 AM
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Default Re: What do i want?

I don't know if this will help but...

Da Basstard has an article on his website on the Pro Tools Tips page about preparing PT sessions for archiving. In it, he describes a method for getting rid of all of the excess files in the session; apparently, after doing this, most typical PT sessions should fit onto one or two CDRs / CDRWs. If this is true, and you only want to archive PT sessions more than anything else, you may only need a CD burner.

The link is:

http://basstardz.dhs.org/TIPs/

Just a thought.

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Old 11-15-2002, 09:30 AM
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wow, thanks for the speedy replies. that's what i need to hear about dvd-r and rw. i'm not currently wishing to burn and watch, but you never know. i might want to download simpson's episodes sooner or later.
i'm looking at backing up entire projects, so i'd need the space the DVD provides. but thanks for the link. it's probably going to be after christmas before i can buy, but i'm on the look out for a steal. any thoughts on the 15K rpm drive? just wondering. thanks again.
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