DVD's, CRC's and Archived files

  gecko1001 10:08 04 Dec 05

I am just rebuilding my Runtime folders for Poser after putting in a new HD and so I am going through my DVD's which I store not only free downlaods on, but also stuff I buy.

Now the problem I am having is that I am getting CRC errors from quite a few of the DVD's I wrote some two years ago and I have noticed this is mostly happening with the folders that contains lots of zip files such as the ones I store my Poser stuff in, now I am wondering if this is caused my say to many archived files on disk within a folder.

I have by the way tested the disks in 3 DVD drives all with the same problem occuring, so I think too play safe maybe I am going to have to start uncompressing future archives I am going to wrote to DVD and then write them as for sure I am sure the problem lies not with the disks but the files.

Any ideas?

  DieSse 11:23 04 Dec 05

CRC errors are merely reading errors. ie the data coming from the disk is corrupted.

Data is data - it's still data whether it's zipped or not - whether it's in a few folders or a lot of folders. At the end of the day it's always a combination of 1s and 0s.

So I can only see that your problem lies with the disks, not with the data.

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