are you updating this data? or is it for Archive Purposes?
It is for archive purposes only. IN case my hard disk fails I want a backup. Once I make a dvd I never use it again. I bought my pc 2 years ago and Made my first dvd 1.5 years ago and since then I have been making copies of videos, ebooks or other important files downloaded from internet and also my family photos, In case Hard disks fails. I understand If i use dvd again and again then they won't last long due to scratches and spinning in dvd writer but if They are kept in a case will they be able to last at least five years or not. I used writex initially but then shifted to Sony and Moserbaer . If they lose data after 2 years then I can't rely on them and I guess have wasted a lot on them. But if they survive for 5 years then it is ok . I don't understand what improvement have we made in technology if you can't trust your harddisk and dvd's . There should be a cheap medium to back up your files which is not affected for at least 10-15 years( unless you break it or something drastic happens)