Proposed changes for fedora
fedora at aprilcottage.co.uk
Mon Dec 4 17:36:42 UTC 2006
Bill Davidsen wrote:
> It would be possible to put almost everything in 8.5GB, and use two
> DVDs for people who want to burn their own but lack a modern burner.
> Virtually every recent DVD reader will do double-sided 8.5GB, you need
> it for movies :-(
> That does imply tht you're using write-once DVDs for what may well be a
> read-once operation. Double-layer rewritable DVDs are not (yet?)
> Multi-session is not rewrite, it's "add more" operation. I have the feeling
> that once you write 4.7GB you can't add more, but the EXTRAS could be a
> separate download to be added for those of us with DL burn, and also because
> cheap CD companies could make DL media.
It appears that you are unaware of the existence of true rewritable
DVDs. They are different to multi-session (as you say). They are only
single layer, and can only hold around 4 GB, but they can then be
completely erased and re-used.
In fact, it *is* possible to do multi-session on rewritable DVDs and
CDs, adding extra data to an already-burned disc. Then you can erase all
the sessions later.
I use them for short-term backups. The discs are more expensive, but I'm
not spending money on media each time I burn a DVD, so I can use them
more freely. They're ideal for OS installs if you aren't planning on
re-doing the install later.
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