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What type of DVD should I use for Windows Backup?

I am wanting to do my Windows Backup and I was wondering what type of DVD media I should use. Is it better to use a RW or only R type DVD.

 

I have an HP Omni 220-1180qd, A5W89AV#ABA, running Win7 64 bit.

 

I thought I read it can use CD's, DVD's but I want to know which would be the better choice.

 

Thanks for any help and all help is appreciated.

 

 

 

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Re: What type of DVD should I use for Windows Backup?

Honestly, an external hard drive would be a better choice. The difference between +R and +R/W is that +R is "Recordable" and +R/W is "Re-Writable". If you intend on making periodic backups, go with an extrernal hard drive... If you intend on making very few backups, consider the DVD+R discs.

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Re: What type of DVD should I use for Windows Backup?

Honestly, an external hard drive would be a better choice. The difference between +R and +R/W is that +R is "Recordable" and +R/W is "Re-Writable". If you intend on making periodic backups, go with an extrernal hard drive... If you intend on making very few backups, consider the DVD+R discs.

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Re: What type of DVD should I use for Windows Backup?

Hi,

 

From my experience, writing to R (+ or -)  blank DVD's gets higher successful rate in comparison with RW blank DVD's.

 

Hope this helps.

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Re: What type of DVD should I use for Windows Backup?

lasvegaswireman-

Thanks. I really don't need to make backups that often for my Home use but I wasn't sure if a RW would be better or not. Although I have read that like you said, the external drives would be safest. I usually have more than one back up on hand and my files don't chane too often. I appreciate the advice.

 

Both of these first two answers seem to work for me.

Thanks.

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