if your burner will let you then yes its just as safe as using a data cd. But with dvd's being just as cheap as cd's why not use one of those and have over 6x the space.
Always verify your burn. You dont want to find out you burned a bad disk after you deleted the original file.
Ah, okay, thanks for the verification! And yes I always verify my writes. I use CDBurnerXP to burn my discs, might start using Imgburn too. The reason for not getting DVDs is that that would be a waste of space if I only put a few files on it. Not to mention some of my computer's can only read CDs.
Just make sure you buy quality disks.
That's makes the best disks, followed by Verbatim. I think That's is Japan only though.
Is Memorex good quality? That's basically all walmart sells!