Delete a dvd=rw

  frenchman96 12:19 19 Aug 2007
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Is there a special way to delete a dvd/rw disk as I am doing backup update and it says "read only" and wont let me delete

  €dstowe 13:00 19 Aug 2007

I would never use a rewritable DVD (or CD) for something as important as a backup. They just aren't reliable enough.

I wouldn't use any kind of optical disk for my backups as I've heard of too many failures for me to take the risk.

  beeuuem 13:18 19 Aug 2007

Normally you will need to reformat it with something like Direct CD/ InCd or within Roxio/Nero.
Although I wouldn't depend on a DVD for my main backup I use it as the 'braces' ( as in 'belt and braces') and have been grateful to have it at times.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:19 19 Aug 2007

If you are going to back up then to be safe you need to do it 3 times each to different media, and to back up on a regular basis.

Back up to DVD and two different HDDs

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