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Re: filmscanners: Burning CD's



Hi Steve,

I'll ask the same question I just did of Michael.  Do you have any test 
reports or other sources I could go to that suggest CD-RW is not stable 
for archival storage, versus the stability of CD-R.  I have yet to see 
this, and was wondering what studies are showing.

I am aware that CD-RW media is not as universally readable on CD-ROM 
units, but I haven't seen the info on loss of info on these disks. 
Since they come from the family of the PD, which claim a good shelf 
life, I'm rather surprised that they are not considered trustworthy.

Art

Steve Greenbank wrote:

> Appologies if this arrives twice. Internet provider has been down - I 
> did try using an alternative account but this appears to have got 
> filtered out by the mailing list server.
> 
>  
> 
> Re-writables are a very poor choice for anything you want to keep 
> long-term as they have relatively very poor archival properties and in 
> general are just not anywhere as reliable as writables. They are also 
> much more prone to damage.
> 
>  
> 
> Re-writeables are also a poor choice for anything where you give the 
> disc away as writables are cheaper and
> 
> some early computer CD-ROMs and many non-computer CD readers will not 
> read these discs at all.
> 
>  
> 
> Re-writables are useful for :
> 
>  
> 
>       short term temporay storage (particulary if used with packet 
> writing software [DirectCD,InCD etc])
> 
>       moving some data from one machine to another where there is no 
> decent network or internet connection
> 
>       possibly a rotatational backup system of critical files (eg use 4 
> discs in rotation - a different one every week)
> 
>       some sort of test CD (eg one with auto-loading software that you 
> want to test before making the real disc)
> 
>  
> 
> Steve
> 
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     
>     From: Photoburt@aol.com <mailto:Photoburt@aol.com>
>     
>     To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk <mailto:filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>     
>     Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:41 PM
>     
>     Subject: Re: filmscanners: Burning CD's
>     
>     
>     I'm just getting started in CD burning.  I saw that my options in 
>     blank CD
>     are between Rewritable and Write Once Only.  Is there any preference 
>     between
>     the two for photographic image storage?  My inclination is to think 
>     that
>     Rewritable would be preferable because of the possible need to 
>     adjustments in
>     the image.
>     
>     Thanks in advance for your input.
>     
>                                            Burt   





 




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