Comment and results:TI9 v 3666 reading spanned DVD image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Azdon, Jun 23, 2006.

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  1. Azdon

    Azdon Registered Member

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    I had made a full disk image placed on 2 DVDs (6 volumes) with TI9 v 3633, but 3633 could't read them, etc. Today I used v 3666 rescue boot CD to see it would read the image above. It did. I have some questions and comments:

    After several disk switches TI then presented the restore proceed screen. What I had intended to do as a test was 'restore' one file, but TI appeared to be getting ready to restore an entire folder. I was never shown a tree to select one file. Did I do something wrong? I realize I could have copied the 6 volumes to a folder on the drive then mounted the image, but this was only a test. In real life I actually use an external USB drive for storing images, but I wanted to test v 3666 with spanned DVD image. It appeared to work, up to the 'proceed' step at least. I aborted at that point because it appeared the entire folder was being restored.

    I have both a DVD burner and a DVD ROM drive on the computer. Instead of switching the two disks numerous times is it possible to have both DVD drives be the 'source' , which would solve the switching?

    Anyway, looks like 3666 solved many of the DVD image issues. BTW, I used verbatum 16x DVD +R media.
     
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    Azdon, do you feel the verbatum 16x +R disc contributed to your success at being able to read the disk? Often I have received messages about "low quality media" and other error messages using maxell dvd+rw. Though fully erased, these were not brand new disks. I have been trying to get some comments as to whether it could make any dif if a disk was new or used, or if brand mattered, or if It would work better with a DVD+R instead of dvd+rw. Do you have an opinion on this?
    Thanks
    Bill
     
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    Bill, I don't have any experience with RW media. I think verbatum +R is a good media and that is what I use mostly for burning movies, etc. and have not had any problems. In general, I think up-dating the burner firmware is the single most important factor. I have also used some Maxell +R media without problems. I think reading these images sucessfully was due to Acronis up-dating from v 3633 to v 3666. Although the image was made with rescue v 3633 CD, v 3633 couldn't read the 1st DVD, v 3666 rescue CD could.
     
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    Thanks, Azdon. I think I will look into the firmware updates for my Memorex DVD writer.
    Bill
     
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    Have you tried using Memorex DVDs in your Memorex writer. I've had good results with them in my Memorex drives.
     
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    No, but I just got some Memorex today, so they will be used in the next experiments.
    Bill
     
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