Solved DVD, CD , External Hard Drive!!

June 30, 2013 at 21:36:02
Specs: Windows 7, N/A
DVD, CD, and External Hard Drive OK what's the difference between the 3, what I'm looking for is to transfer ALL my pics and ALL my videos in the same disk . Just minutes ago I emailed regarding the DVD'S , CD'S and I spotted someone saying that its better to buy External Hard Drive if this is a much better way to go could someone please walk me thru for how to use External Hard Drive and how to know when its done.

Thank you very much


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#1
July 1, 2013 at 04:49:40
DVD.CD driver can be either internal or external.

As then name suggest, one is inside the computer, one is outside and plugged in separately usually vis a USB port.

The advantage of an external drive is that they are easier to set up, no opening cases and working out which cables go where. An external drive is also portable, it can be plugged into another computer if desired. But it also needs a separate power supply

Once set up, there is little difference between using one or the other except that an internal drive will probably be a little faster.

Stuart


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#2
July 1, 2013 at 12:21:02
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CD & DVD drives can be used to store files on those plastic CD & DVD disks which are recordable versions of what you would purchase music and movies on. They can be used to archive old files and as a precautionary extra copy of important files that exist on your computer. They are not as convenient for normal use as always connected drives to read and write to all of the time. CDr's and DVDr's are once-write media only but can be read many times. CDrw and DVDrw disks can be rewritten but this is limited and slow.

An external hard drive can be used just like an internal hard drive to store files, reading and writing as needed, though somewhat slower than an internal drive. If you are taking about a desktop computer and want to expand on storage, it is better to install a second internal hard drive. If you want to have a back up copy of all important files or be able to take them along with you, then an external is better. For a portable computer, you will not have that option, but please understand this: ALL important files should be stored on two or more drives for protection. If a single drive has important files and there is no back up or second copy, then a drive failure or a mistake like unplugging an external drive without properly telling the computer you are doing this ('safely remove hardware' or unmounting), you can loose those important files. External drives are useful, but understand their limitations.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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July 3, 2013 at 16:52:01
Can anyone tell me the easier way to have my pics and video from my laptop windows 7 and to transfer them both on the dvd or is there any other way if not, PLEASE give me step by step guidance for how to proceed because no one yet has told me anything about how to go about it also to be safe how many pics and video shall I be able to place in the one dvd (so I won't be stuck and not knowing what to do) before it tells me theirs not enough space for the rest of my pics and video because it happen to me before I've never done this before and I have been trying to find a way to do it but I'm still on square 1.

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#4
July 3, 2013 at 17:37:01
Get yourself a copy of Nero Burning ROM and read the instructions help/ files that come with that. It will tell you all you need to know about making CD/DVD


http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads/

Stuart


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#5
July 3, 2013 at 20:32:55
Thank you I think where do you get a copy of Nero Burning ROM because I haven't heard of that before.

Leocadie


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#6
July 4, 2013 at 03:28:51
I gave you a link from where you can download it.

Stuart


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#7
July 4, 2013 at 15:29:54
Is it "FREE" to download the copy of "NERO BURNING ROM!!!!!!


Thank you

Leocadie


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#8
July 4, 2013 at 15:49:57
If you are going to be able to do anything with computers you are going to have to learn to read and work some things out for yourself. I take it that English is your first language.

It tell you on the website, It is free to download for a 15 day free trial then you pay for it.

Stuart


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October 19, 2013 at 18:52:30
OK! this is a completely different question I'm trying to log in to Tom's Guide and I have been trying to email Tom's Guide at..........Tom's Guide unfo@computing.net because each time I tried to login they keep saying my password or usename is INVALID or THERE IS NO MATCH.......and when I did email Tom's Guide I get no answer so how can I contact TOM'S GUIDE does anyone know please.

Thank you

Leocade

P.S. They tell me to create an account that's after I'm done writing my email but I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH TOM'S GUIDE WHAT SHALL I DO IT LOOKS TO ME MY USERNAME OR PASSWORD DOESN'T WORK!!!!!!WHAT TO DO HERE!!!!!



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