Disk Burning - Verify

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    Ok, I have a question about burning DVDs and CDs. On every PC I have ever owned it "tests" the disk then burns it. However, on my Mac it burns then "verifies". What is verifying? Is it a disk check or is it checking bit for bit that all the information made it to the disk properly?
     
  2. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Verifying reads the disc back after burning, to check the data is intact.
    It's handy to make sure you don't have dud media.
     
  3. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    See, that makes more sence than the PC way of doing it. I dont care if the disk is ok BEFORE I burn it. i want to make sure the data is intact, AFTER I burn it.
     
  4. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I thought the same thing after I switched to a Mac, so do most of my friends that still have to work/use a PC.
    Most of the time I don't let it check it, if using Toast that is, but for anything else I always let it check it. I learned the hard way once...once ;)
     

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