Must optical discs be finalized?

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  1. dmtoddma

    dmtoddma Registered Member

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    I'm copying backups to DVD+R. Must the disks be finalized in order to restore them via an ATI Rescue Boot Disk?

    Thanks.

    David Todd
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello David,

    What CD/DVD burning software do you use? I use Nero Burning ROM v6.0 and always ensure that, when burning DVD-ROM (ISO) or DVD-ROM (UDF) compilations, Nero's Multisession Tab is set to "No Multisession". By so doing, it automatically selects "Finalize DVD (No further writing possible)" on the Burn Tab. In any case I very much doubt that additional image compilations created on a multisession (non finalized) disk would be visible to ATI in boot rescue mode.

    Also, I prefer to write my image compilations to DVD+/-RW, with a Nero "Quick Erase" between each new compilation. Works out cheaper in the long run!!

    Hope this helps.

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    dmtoddma Registered Member

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    Thanks very much for the reply.

    I'm using Roxio Creator 6. If the files to be burned to a CD total 4GB or greater, Roxio forces the disk to be finalized. However, if I have substantially less than 4gb to burn to a disk, I'd like to be able to leave the disk open and burn incremental images to that disk until it is nearly full. At that point I would finalize the disk. However, I wasn't sure if a multisession disk, especially one that was still open, would be usable when booting from a rescue disk.

    I am new to DVD. I had always heard that CD/RW was less stable than CD/R and I assumed the same might be true for DVD. Is that not so?

    Thanks again.

    David
     
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    May be some truth in it when used with UDF packet writing software such as InCD or Roxio DirectCD/Drag-to-Disk. However, I've never experienced any difference between CD/DVD R or RW using ordinary (non Packet writing) burning software.

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