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Old Oct 01, 2003, 06:41 PM
fawlty fawlty is offline
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Default IC7 or 8 - Better to write image first?

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When using instantcopy I set the DVD burner as the destination for the backup. This means that the DVD burner is being used for a substantial time (at least the activity light flashes on & off). Would I be better off setting the destination as disk image & then burn the image? My theory is that it would result in less wear for the burner as the image burn is considerably quicker although the overall time is a bit more.

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Old Oct 02, 2003, 02:14 AM
Lazza Lazza is offline
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The burner activity is going to be the same either way, just a lot slower doing it at same time as DVD encoding of course.

I now prefer to save image to disc myself and burn back the .pdi file with DVD Decrypter later.
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Old Oct 02, 2003, 05:19 AM
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From purely practical point of view... you can do other stuff whilst encoding and not screw it up but would U want to be doing stuff whilst it was burning as well? Prolly not...

I'm in the "Make Image first" camp.
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Old Oct 02, 2003, 06:20 PM
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Ok I'll start saving to image as well although there's been no probs in saving to DVD so far.
 

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