Recovery Discs

  spook88 13 Feb 12
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Hi,

Does anybody have any suggestions of which type of recovery discs are best to buy for use when creating the recovery discs on a new p.c?

i.e DVD+RW or DVD-RW 4.7GB etc etc

Thanks!

  steve12345 13 Feb 12
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I don't think its worth buying RW discs for recovery discs. Just use DVD-R discs for the greatest compatability (DVD+R should be ok as well). Single-layer should be fine (4.7GB) but check with your recovery disc creator as it may need a Dual-Layer disc. (Mine did)

Also, I think most PC's can boot from usb-keydrives nowadays, so you may like to make a recovery keydrive as well. They are fairly cheap now.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13 Feb 12

Forget RW disks as they won't last long.

Make a second set of disks as well in case one of the original fail.

Best option is to image regularly to an external drive for further safety.

  spook88 14 Feb 12

...thanks to all for those suggestions.

  sharpamat 14 Feb 12

I have found RW discs will normally be rejected, as only a single set can normally be made you can then copy them to have a spare set, dont forget to number them

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