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    Default Burning large files on CD's

    What are the best CDs to burn large route and train files onto?

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    Walter Conklin

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    Default RE: Burning large files on CD's

    CD-RW's are the best for burning data onto. They have the same capacity as a CD-R but they can be erased and re-written onto. Hope this helps :)

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    Default RE: Burning large files on CD's

    If you are referring to brands, anything but Memorex. Also, I would avoid store brands or generic. I have had a lot of trouble over the years with Memorex cd's and cdrw's. I recent bought a ten-pack of Memorex CD-RW disks and they do not work at all. Memorex magnetic media (tapes and floppies) work fine.

    Some brands that I have used with success are TDK, Sony, Maxell, and HP.

    If you are asking whether to use cdrom or cd-rw, I would recommend using cd-rw, if your system supports them. I rotate through a stack of cd-rw's, erasing the oldest and reusing it for the next backup. For permanent storage, cdrom is the obvious choice.

    Now, I've either answerred your question or missed the point of it altogether!

    (Edit): I normally use CDR-Audio disks. The audio disks are slightly more expensive but you can use them for data or music.

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    Default RE: Burning large files on CD's

    Oh man you too? I have a memorex 25 pack of CD-RW's that are complete garbage! :(

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    Default RE: Burning large files on CD's

    yeah, go for 80min, 700MB RW's and you could try making a solid .RAR archive, thats what I do (yes people, RAR is better compression then ZIP)

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