I am looking for advice on how to best burn data to Verbatim BD-R M-Discs. Since I am using M-DISCS I guess it's obviously I am trying to optimize the finished product to be as good and secure as possible, and I want something that lasts and don't result in corrupt files or failed discs etc.
My burner is an internal LG BP60NB10. I am wondering for example:
1. I am trying to decide whether to use 25Gb discs or 100Gb discs. Naturally the 100Gb would be preferable as I have several Terebytes of data to backup and 100Gb discs would result in fewer discs vs. using 25 Gb. But I am worried the 100Gb discs are less reliable and probably less durable as they are using multiple layers of data while the 25Gb discs are single layered. I read that people were having trouble burning to the 100Gb discs, i.e. the burner spit the disc out after finishing burning the first layer etc. I did not read any negative comments about the 25Gb discs. Should this be a concern? Are the higher capacity, dual layered discs in any way less durable or come with a higher fail rate than a single layered 25Gb disc?
2. When burning, does it matter which software I use? Do the various software produce better / worse results when it comes to the quality of how well the discs are burned? Which software would you recommend? I am looking for something that is both good and also easy to use. I have not burned any type of data discs for probably 15 years. At that time I used Nero Burning ROM which was very easy to use at the time. But I'm sure things have changed and there may be better options now. Please advise.
3. Any special settings or anything I need to do when I burn the discs? Perhaps something that can verify that the burned disc was burned perfectly? I seem to remember a setting in Nero Burning ROM that would simulate a burning process without actually physically burning anything to the disc.
Also, which is the best speed I should be burning at?
Thanks for reading any any suggestions are welcome.
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there's not very many players that'll read / play the full 100GB discs.
start by reading this thread - https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/388243-BluRay-Player-with-BDXL-Support
you can still use the 100GB discs as long as you don't burn over 66GB.
With regular BD media, BD-R burns more reliably than BD-R DL or BD-XL and is used more often for archival purposes. I have no experience with M-Disc so I don't know if the same is true for it, or what burning speed works best. However, as with regular BD media, one should probably not attempt to fill discs to their full capacity.
I use ImgBurn for burning. I found a discussion about burning M-Disc at the ImgBurn forum: https://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/25558-m-disc-for-data-backup-proper-image-options/Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Thanks for your replies.
I have only used ImgBurn to burn images like ISO, to disc. What I liked about Nero Burning ROM long time ago when I was using it was that I was dragging and dropping files to a window and there was a meter at the top which indicated how much space I had left to work with. Is there something like that in ImgBurn too?
Here is a quote from a post in another thread explaining why
Media manufacturers rate the capacity in GB (1000 * 1000 * 1000). Windows reports file sizes in GiB (1024 * 1024 * 1024), though they don't use the GiB nomenclature. So when Windows shows a file is 25 GB the file is actually 26,843,545,600 (25 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) bytes, 26.8 GB by the disc manufacture's way of counting.
This is the same reason a 4.7 GB DVD only holds 4.3 GiB of data.
[Edit]ImgBurn displays both the total amount of disc space that has been allocated and the remaining empty space as numeric values. It also displays a bar graph labeled with the percentage of the total space that has been filled. However, a user must click on the calculator button to see any of this information.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 6th Jan 2022 at 15:46.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329