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can u use a blank disk as a storage drive

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can I use a blank disc 4 storage for my hp all in one?

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banhien
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@starj88 

 

Do you mean blank CD/DVD ? Yes you can BUT they are suitable for backup. There are re-writable DVD's around but accessing them is VERY slow and they are not reliable,

 

The cheap option is to use portable HDD's, they are very cheap now and very easy to access, they are much faster than CD's/DVD's.

 

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BH
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@starj88 

IF your question is whether or not you can use it like a USB stick -- to read and write individual files and folders -- the answer is NO.

 

When you write to a CD or DVD, you use special software that collects the stuff you want to write into a "session" and then BURNS that to the disk.  With a CD-R or DVD-R disk, you can only write one session.  With a RW disc, you can write more than one session.

 

But you can not create a filesystem on the disks and use them like you can external drives or USB sticks.

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