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Archiving to -RW instead of -R?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by AVFan7667, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. AVFan7667

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    Is there any disadvantage to using RW instead of R to archive stuff to?

    I can get Verbatitm -RW for cheaper than Verbatim -R at the moment so was wondering if it would be a good idea as then I can always re-format one if I get sick off something on it.

    I will be using my XS32 to record all of them, and to play most of them (though will also use my laptop and a stand-alone player to play some on). Are they vastly incompatible with other devices, as I have heard mixed reports?

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    Hi

    Verbatim rate their DVD-RW media as having a life span of around 30 years, their DVD-R media is rated around 100 years. Of course no one really knows if the accelerated aging tests really do give a true indication until we can try playing 100 year old media!

    If you are happy with those ratings then no reason not to use DVD-RW. However another good reason for using write-once DVD-R is you remove the possiblity of accidently erasing the recording so be careful with anything important :)

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    I've found playback of -RWs to be less reliable than -Rs on some older players, presumably due to their lower reflection. This shouldn't be a problem if you will be playing them on new equipment.
     

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