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[OM] Re: Low cost backup

Subject: [OM] Re: Low cost backup
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 08:35:53 -0400
What?  You don't have a backup device?  I'm not concerned about the DVD 
drives but I do have spare USB and ESATA drive cases... just in "case".

Chuck Norcutt

Jim Nichols wrote:
> That assumes that the device still works.
> 
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chuck Norcutt" <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:55 AM
> Subject: [OM] Re: Low cost backup
> 
> 
>> But it shouldn't be of any concern to disks you have burned yourself 
>> exclusively for backup vs distribution to others.  If you have the 
>> device that burned the disk you should be able to read it back.
>>
>> Chuck Norcutt
>>
>> Winsor Crosby wrote:
>>> Thanks. I missed that.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Winsor
>>> Long Beach, California, USA
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 14, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Robert Burnette wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Robert:
>>>>
>>>> ----- 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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