Advice please re copying data from DVD to Cd's

riley8101, Jan 26, 9:39pm
Sorry if this is a dumb question .
I have a data DVD which I need to send overseas and I would like to copy to Cds as a precautionary backup in case the DVD is lost or damaged in transit.
I have a new box of CD-R discs - would these be suitable for this process!
Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks!

mrfxit, Jan 26, 9:58pm
Yep fine but could be a little tricky when dividing files size groups to fit on the cd's.
Remember a full DVD holds up to 4300MB (4.3GB)
Cd's hold 700MB


d.laidlaw, Jan 26, 10:03pm
Why not back it up to a dvd!

riley8101, Jan 26, 10:12pm
Thank you so much for the advice!
My friend has told me that they can read CD's on their computer but they are unsure about data DVDs.Computers and myself are not the best of friends, a novice here, but I always thought it was the same thing!!

drcspy, Jan 27, 12:48am
no - if so why would one be called a dvd and the other a cd .and cd's were invented years before dvds

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