Thread: CD/DVD Drives
February 7th, 2012, 02:08 AM #1
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1. i was just wondering can a cd drive read a dvd that has only data on it? for example i burned some folders and files from my pc on a dvd becuz of the size of the files, can i run this same disc on a cd drive? (i dont thik its possible, but i want professional help and opinion )
2. i recently downloaded a program from off the internet and i want to burn it on a disc (preferably cd) but the problem is that the file is too large...how i can i go about doing this on a cd disc? and if i have to use more than one cd, what program should i use to execute this..
February 7th, 2012, 02:40 AM #2
If the CD Drive is SOLELY a CD Drive and Not a CD/DVD Reading drive, then yes, a DVD with Data on it will not be able to be read.
as to the 2nd question, I'll have to let some others answer that.
I know sometimes a Program like WinZip or WinRAR can be used to compress the File into a smaller size, if its just a bit beyond the size limit of the medium that is being used to record to, but unsure of anything else beyond that.
I have seen Compressed Zip or RAR files reduced to 50% of their normal expanded size before, but everytime I have ever tried this, I have never gotten more than 10-20% size reduction.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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