[OM] Re: Low cost backup

Subject: [OM] Re: Low cost backup
From: Robert Burnette <r.burnette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 14:41:25 -0400
There is a caveat mentioned in the Wikipedia article regarding the -R versus +R 
media and the ability of some older players to handle the +R format.

"As of 2007, the market for recordable DVD technology shows little sign of 
settling down in favor of either the "dash" or "plus" formats, which is mostly 
the result of the increasing numbers of dual-format devices that can record to 
both formats; it has become very difficult to find new devices that can only 
record to one of the formats. However, because the DVD-R format has been in use 
since 1997, it has had a five-year lead on DVD+R. As such, older or cheaper DVD 
players (up to 2004 vintage) are more likely to favor the DVD-R standard 
exclusively, and when creating DVDs for distribution (where the playing unit is 
unknown or older) the DVD-R format would normally be preferable."

Shouldn't make a difference with newer devices. 


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 21:23
Subject: [OM] Re: Low cost backup
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx

> I don't know this supplier but this is the right brand 
> (Mitsui/MAM-A)
> <http://www.mediasupply.com/mamgold.html>
> Also, when you buy media buy the +R instead of the -R.  All 
> CD's and DVD's have a horrendous error rate compared to a hard 
< drive and make extensive use of their voluminous ECC bits.  The 
> +R format is simply more robust in the ECC department.

> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD%2BR>
> Chuck Norcutt

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