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 What high storage capacity blank DVDs that are re-writable are compatible with the hp DVD A DH16AFSH DVD RW in my HP Envy PC Model # 700-406, Product # J4W42AA#ABA ? I need to copy / backup between a few hundred to several hundred Gigs of files and folders over for a secondary backup in addition to my external hdd.

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Hi,

 

Media compatibility is generally an optical drive firmware function.  If you are going to copy several hundreds Gigs of files then it's going to take a looooooooog time and lots of media disks.  If you had say 800 Gigs of files going to a standard 4.7 GB optical media then do the math.  You might need close to 160 optical disks.

 

You can use Imgburn to determine the optical drive's capabilities for media types. 

 

I have an internal HP optical drive (not the same as yours) and I have used the below listed optical media with a high rate of success.

 

Verbatim 8x DVD+RW rewritable 4.7 GB

Verbatim 2x DVD+RW rewritable 4.7 GB

Verbatim 2X BD-RE rewritable 25 GB

 

If your drive can handle BD-RE XL then each disk would hold 100 GB but at $60 for 5 disks you might want to consider something else for archival purposes.

 

I would suggest going with another external HD for archival files as optical media and drives for that matter are on the way out.

 

 

 

Thanks for posting on the forum.

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