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I have a 22X DVDRW Sata drive why can't I use it for data storage where I can read and write to it like a zip or floppy drive?

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Unfortunately, DVD drives do not operate like a giant floppy/zip disk. You can write data to drive in multiple sessions, but you have you using a CD burning program to do so.

If you are trying to use your DVD as a back-up device, I suggest you reconsider and get yourself a cheap USB HDD for backup purposes.

Alternatively, there are free online backups being offered by Google and Microsoft.

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