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Forum: Computers 03-04-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bill Downing
Sorry. New MacBook Pro - 17 inch. USB,...

Sorry.
New MacBook Pro - 17 inch.
USB, Firewire 800, Thunderbolt.
Forum: Computers 02-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,672
Posted By Bill Downing
Which external drive for mac ?

What external hard drives (portable and desktop) do you consider the best for macs? Is SSD worth it?
Forum: Blank Media 02-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,538
Posted By Bill Downing
I want quality cases that will protect the...

I want quality cases that will protect the investment of time and money put into buying quality DVDs and CDs and all the time put into the archiving.

The Master discs will be accessed rarely.
...
Forum: Blank Media 02-13-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,538
Posted By Bill Downing
DVD / CD Storage - Best cases, wallets, sleeves ?

THANK YOU for all of your advice so far.

Now that I have spindles of the best discs, I need something to store them in.

So far, I have spent way too much money buying slim and regular jewel...
Forum: Blank Media 01-31-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,817
Posted By Bill Downing
Verbatim DVD RW with MAC

I purchased:
Verbatim 4X DVD-RW (Verbatim # 94836) and 4X DVD+RW (# 94520).

When trying to use them in my MAC (10.5.8), I get the following error:
"The disc can't be burned, because the device...
Forum: Blank Media 01-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bill Downing
Can't say enough about you guys / gals. Sorry...

Can't say enough about you guys / gals.
Sorry if I bugged too much.
This is really complicated.
Now I know what to buy and can do so with confidence.
THANK YOU!!!!!
Forum: Blank Media 01-11-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bill Downing
You guys have been great. THANKS.

You guys have been great. THANKS.
Forum: Blank Media 01-11-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By Bill Downing
What to buy to archive?

I want to archive my important papers, music, photos, videos.
Should I use CDs or DVDs.
Are "photo" or "music" discs necessary or recommended?
Are "archival" discs necessary or recommended?
What...
Forum: Blank Media 01-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By Bill Downing
After this answer, I went to the manual for my...

After this answer, I went to the manual for my DVD recorders.
One requires +RW, the other - (I can use + in it, but have to format them).
In checking the specifications of the required media, I...
Forum: Blank Media 01-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Downing
I set out on this journey to archive my important...

I set out on this journey to archive my important papers, photos, videos and music. So I first checked your site for the best media to use. You highly recommended Verbatim and TY. So, I checked...
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By Bill Downing
Best RW CDs and DVDs

What are the best RW CDs and DVDs?
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bill Downing
Don't use gold discs?

Almost all of the new JVC (TY) discs are gold labels.
You advise against using gold discs.
Are the JVC ok?
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By Bill Downing
Verbatim - worth it?

Verbatim seem to be EXTREMELY expensive compared to JVC/TY.
For example, their archival grade is almost 10 times more than JVC's.
This begs the question - are they worth it across the board; and if...
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,619
Posted By Bill Downing
THANK YOU - finally someone with the knowledge...

THANK YOU - finally someone with the knowledge who will take the time to answer a lowly consumer. I appreciate it.

The Verbatim info is also appreciated. Speaking of Verbatim.
They seem to be...
Forum: Blank Media 01-07-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,619
Posted By Bill Downing
This was extremely helpful response. Thank you. ...

This was extremely helpful response. Thank you.
I got the same response from at least 3 on-line stores.
So - one more question?
How do I know what I'm buying is TY?
Is it marked somehow?
Is it...
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