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I have a 20X Memorex multi function disk drive and have from time to time tried to use it for backing up/storing important data. My question is if I "verify" the burn there will be errors. I have also bought the Memorex DVD+R DL and the box it comes in identifies what these disk are best used for. These recommendations do incude backing up data. My question is are disk back-ups inferior to external hard drive back-ups? Thank you for this opertunity.

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I have backed up data to many different brands of DVD's and verifyed the burns w/o any errors using NERO. I am not sure what you problem is but I do not believe it to be the DVD disks.

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As for your question of disk vs hard drives, DVD's and CD's that are burnt from a computer are more easily damaged then hard drive data. The best idea if you are looking for a good backup solution is an external hard drive in my opinion. There are many opinions on this very subject so you will receive many opinions. There are no wrong answers just opinions and personal preference. Another solution you can try is an external HD using a program such as Symantec Ghost and create a full image of your hard drive.

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