well i've got a heap of stuff to backup to my PC over the home network... heaps of vital files. i'm just wondering... for improved data stability (less corruption) should i just transfer the files as folders? or is it better to 'archive' (stuffit, zip, tar, etc) the folders? if i 'archive' the folders will that be better in the long run for not corrupting my files? i was always planning to transfer data over to the PC, but now i'm transferring even more data because i don't think my DVD-RWs are working anymore... i put them in Toast and then erased (Quick-erase) them, then went to burn the disk and it game me the option for 8x DVD?? i've only got a PowerBook, i thought they were 1x DVD burn? well i might have clicked with it set to 'best' as the burn speed... could i just have stuffed my drive? well i tried putting in another DVD-RW and i erased it, then tried to burn the same stuff, only on 1x DVD, but it wouldn't burn? a re-boot might fix it, but i couldn't have wrecked my burner could i?