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Pittsburgh Phil
10-20-2011, 09:28 PM
I just received my g74sxa1 the other day, I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I was wondering what is the best sized DVD to use when i back up my computer? Right now I have made a simple backup using a partition, but I want a backup that's on disk. Any help would be appreciated.

Yahooligan
10-20-2011, 09:33 PM
How much data are you wanting to backup and how often? If you just want to make restore DVDs from the recovery partition then it takes 3 single-layer (4.7GB) DVDs. If you want to back up personal data or back up the actual C: and/or D: drives then you need to figure out how big the backup will be.

For anything other than a 1-time backup I highly suggest you invest in an external USB drive for doing regular backups and skip the DVD route.

JRd1st
10-20-2011, 09:36 PM
I would use dvd +rw so when you finally get all the kinks out of your system partition, and you decide that you would never restore to that state, you can reuse the dvd's.

Pittsburgh Phil
10-20-2011, 09:40 PM
How much data are you wanting to backup and how often? If you just want to make restore DVDs from the recovery partition then it takes 3 single-layer (4.7GB) DVDs. If you want to back up personal data or back up the actual C: and/or D: drives then you need to figure out how big the backup will be.

For anything other than a 1-time backup I highly suggest you invest in an external USB drive for doing regular backups and skip the DVD route.

I just want to make a restore disk. I do have an external HD and I try to back up stuff regularly. Thanks for the info.

BrodyBoy
10-20-2011, 11:13 PM
The restore disc will fit on any kind of DVD.