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Saw some DVD-RW drives I was interested in but then thought


#1

Saw some DVD-RW drives I was interested in but then thought I remember hearing that with some games this would not work. I remember hearing that too when I thought of getting an external floppy drive. Is this correct? Has anyone experienced anything like that? (PS: Yes I know I need to Google this also but thought I would share here as researching things tonight has not gone as smoothly as I’d like for me and I know this community will give me good answers so yeah posted here.)


#2

A dvd rw drive costs like $10,- now days?
I always keep one in my system for that price.
Because it never hurts.
I personally still use DVD’s for installing operating systems for example.
One of the benefits is that a DVD once burned correctly cannot be corrupted.
So it’s always very handy for backing up stuff that you don’t want to loose.


#3

what games?


#4

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One of the benefits is that a DVD once burned correctly cannot be corrupted.
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That’s not quite true, many blank dvd-r discs don’t last as the dyes in them fade. You should get a good usable life span but if it’s your family photo album backup you need to invest in archive quality discs that should last a few centuries :sunglasses:


#5

Yes of course if you also don’t handle them carefully,
then they will get damaged.
But the benefit that for just a few pennies, you can get blank dvd r discs.
So you could burn a couple of coppies if you like.
But i agree in the end, non of the data backup solutions last forever.


#6

This is information I do not remember but it was ages ago and I will sift through the internet and see what I find. I was just asking though with the original post if others experienced something like that.