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master of the AI

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#1 13 years ago

Hi, i have ben working on mods, ben storing work related data ect...and i cant seem to find cd over 700 mb for storage. I have a compact disk R/W, so what should i do, i want to store larger amount of data. Also how do i install a dvd r/w and how much will it cost and is it better then compact Disk R/W any help would be nice ty! :uhoh: sad%20%28frown%29.gifconfusedx.gif




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#2 13 years ago

well DVD-RWs are CD-RW compatible, so you can burn both, you can get very fast, 16x DVD-RWs for id say around $40 (not very good with dollers like) and ive seen both 90 minute, and 99minute CDs which makes me almost certain in saying that they would hold about 750MB - 850MB




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#3 13 years ago

i dont think there are CD's over 700 mb... you have to go DVD data discs


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#4 13 years ago

I bought a Memorex dual-layer DVD burner a few months ago. Master, here's a list to help explain the different formats. CD-R 700MBs or 80mins This format can only be burned once CD-RW Same storage; can be rewritten DVD+R 4.7GB (4,700MB) Most popular DVD format; can only be burned once DVD+RW Same as ^ but can be rewritten I would just spend the money (mine was $100, I believe) and get a decent quality DVD burner. I wasn't a huge fan of Memorex, but it was cheap, and I haven't had ANY problems with it.




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#5 13 years ago

If you want a Good quality dvd burner, buy a liteon. The price is a little high, but it is worth its weight in gold.




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#6 13 years ago

Like EagleOne said, I have also seen some CD-Rs with 99 Minute capacity as well, but why bother. The other day I was in Wal-Mart of all places, where I saw a Lite-On DVD-RW/+RW burner for $75.00. In a very short time, virtually every computer will have at least one DVD burner in it. Three out of the five computers I own have a DVD burner in them. Edit: Something else regarging DVDs, RW dics are re-writable(as the name suggests) but they are costly. If you buy DVD-R/+R(write only once) in bulk, like 50 at a time or even a hundred in a pack, you get them for pennies on the dollar. I generally get 50 DVD-R TDK for $21.00.




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#7 13 years ago

Are you compressing the files? I recommend getting a file compression utility. WinRAR is a good one, forgot how much it costs.

There is also 7-Zip, and PowerZip, that offer other compression types. Some formats can decrease the files size by 35%, to 48%.




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#8 13 years ago

I used 7-zip to compress a 1.3Gb file to 450Mb. Definately worth it. 7-zip is a SourceForge project, so it's guarenteed to be of good quality and probably better than commercial versions. Make sure for the compression method you select 'Ultra - Memory Required' and leave it compressing for a few hours (because it's going to take that long). It'll almost definately take a 1Gb file down to below 700Mb.




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#9 13 years ago

I bought a black Lite-On dual layer DVD±RW about a month got for something like $63.50 locally. Honestly, if you're getting a new drive for whatever reason, I see very little reason not to cough up the extra $15-$20 for a dual layer drive (despite the fact that D/L media is something like $10/disc still); you'll have it when you need it. And FWIW, for some reason I find that there is (or there at least seems to be) a noticeable difference in the time it takes to rip a CD to FLAC using EAC on this new Lite-On versus my older Lite-On CD-RW.




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#10 13 years ago

I think you can also "split" the file with Winzip or Winrar and put the file on 2 discs.




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