Packet Writing on CDRW and DVDRW media

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 27, 2005 6:43 AM EDT
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Packet writing is a method of writing data on a CD or DVD in small increments. You can even delete or overwrite data like on a floppy diskette. Although packet writing could be a great solution for backups, especially when using the large DVD media, actually it’s not. Rewritable media wear out as you write, move, delete data and there is no way to predict when your files will get corrupted. Many CD/DVD media brands guarantee error-free usage for up to 1000 overwrites. Anyway, using rewritable media for critical backups is not really recommended, but they can be perfectly used as temporary storage.

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