Friday, July 25, 2008

DVD Backup

Underside of a DVD-R disc, modified to have tr...Image via WikipediaI have way too many photos on my computer, and I really need to delete some of them. I have most of them backed up on CDs and DVDs, but I still have trouble deleting them off the computer. My hard drive is getting full, so I really need to.

I opened my Corel Photo Album program this morning to see how long it had been since the last backup, and how much room the files take up. It says - 1759 MB, 8 months. So how much room will that take up on my DVD? I always forget so I looked it up:

How much information can I put on a DVD disc?
DVD-5 = 4.5 GB
DVD-9 = 8.5 GB

Also, I had to look it up to see how many MB in a GB:

1024 MB = 1 GB

If the program would back my photos up to the DVD without finalizing it so I could add more later, I wouldn't worry about it so much, but I hate to waste room on a DVD by burning one before I have enough to fill it. It looks like I'm not ready to back-up to DVD, so I'm going to have to figure out which photos are already on DVD and get some of those off this computer.
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