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Jul 28th, 2009 at 10:26am
 
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I mentioned in another thread that I thought I lost all of my turning photos...............not so!  Cheesy I found some, not all, but some. (the rest are probably somewhere on one of my computers)  Before I lose them again, I want to back them up to a more secure and findable medium. I also mentioned that I'm a computer dope, so here's my question. What do I use to back them up? I can do CD or DVD, but the categories confuse the hell out of me............+,-,R,RW, etc. I want to back up what I have, and still be able to add more to the same disk when I find/create them.

Please use small words, 'cause I'm a dope!
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Reply #1 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 12:13pm
 
For photo files, just use a CD.  It will hold a lot of pictures.

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Reply #2 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 8:18pm
 
R is for writeable.  you can continue to add files to the disk.

RW is for Re-Writeable.  you can write, erase, and rewrite files to the disk.

+/-  are disk dive designators, such as +RW will only write in a +RW drive, but should be able to be read in any drive.
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Reply #3 - Jul 28th, 2009 at 10:10pm
 
Thanks David.
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Reply #4 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 5:33am
 
Try to stay away from the Re-Writeable ones as I have had them go bad and lost what was on them, not very reliable....... Undecided
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Reply #5 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 4:38pm
 
David Hamann wrote on Jul 28th, 2009 at 8:18pm:
R is for writeable.  you can continue to add files to the disk.

RW is for Re-Writeable.  you can write, erase, and rewrite files to the disk.

+/-  are disk dive designators, such as +RW will only write in a +RW drive, but should be able to be read in any drive.

A bit of a clarification on the abbreviations:

CD-R is Compact Disc-Recordable. Once something it stored (written) on the disk, it can't be erased or replaced. You can keep adding files to the disk, but once it's full, you're done.

CD-RW is Compact Disc-Rewritable. As Dave said, these disks can be erased and written on multiple times.

For photo archiving, CD-R really is all you need.
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Reply #6 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 5:41pm
 
A word of warning.  Until a CD-R is finalized, it is not always readable on other drives.  I ran into that problem once and had to install my old drive back into the case and finalize the disk so it could be read by my new drive.

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Reply #7 - Jul 29th, 2009 at 9:41pm
 
Thanks for the info guys, I'll put everything onto CD-R
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