[xubuntu-users] DVD iso burning 8X?
jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 08:02:47 UTC 2014
On Tue, 2 Sep 2014, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 23:52 +0100, James Freer wrote:
>> How reliable is burning a DVD?
> Assumed the software and hardware is ok, burning shouldn't be an issue.
> Did you test DVDs from different batches?
I have a batch of DVD-RW (bought 6 months ago) and DVD-R (about a year old)
> The checksums for the downloaded ISO is what you need to compare before
> the burning! K3b automatically shows it before burning!
I always do the md5sum for each download which was fine 'manually' as I call it
i.e. md5sum 'iso name' and then after burning, putting the ejected DVD back in,
mounting it (checking with df -h), and then md5sum /dev/sr0. K3b does say
burning successful as it automatically checks but I don't trust it.
> An issue is the DVDs durability. DVDs and CDs aren't backup medias.
> DVDRAM could be used for backups, but using them usually is a PITA.
I thought CD/DVD were ok for storage if kept in a ambient room temp environment
e.g. like a bookshelf but would suffer in variable temps like a
garage/conservatory without central heating. I have put photos on CD which seem
to be ok after 5 years.
I have put the old CD drive in a caddy and will get some new blank CD-R and try
in this newer machine... which would show up a software/hardware problem.
Getting a new DVD burner isn't a problem but it just seems odd that it's fine
for playing films but not burning. Using Xubuntu 14.04 and if there's a problem
no one else seems to have had one so the drive is likely.
Since using ubuntu 2007 I've not had trouble burning so I haven't looked into
it further. I've thought it was the 8X speed and larger iso size.
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