DVD backup- burning vs copying
Is it better to burn photos to a DVD or copy and paste? Does one "last" longer than the other. I would think the burning would be the superior method.
"Is it better to burn photos to a DVD or copy and paste?"
1) to achieve WHAT, Kathy? What is your purpose?
2) you cannot copy and paste photos to a DVD. You CAN drag & drop photos to a DVD, but you will also need to burn it.
3) BURNED DVDs – as opposed to PRESSED DVDs – suffer from osmosis from the moment they were burned. They WILL become unreadable in 5 to 10 years maximum! So to be safe I write the burn date on those DVDs and replace them with newly burned DVDs BEFORE they are 3 years old! (And destroy the old ones).
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