Important data that you rely on should be backed up on blank CDs to ensure that that essential information will never be lost to you. Whether it’s your favourite custom playlist, capturing your baby’s first steps, or storing digital vacation photos, it’s important to store them on some type of blank media.
Blank discs include recordable and rewritable CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Discs require more careful handling, but they will last a long time and because CD-RW and DVD-RW media are rewritable, you can erase existing data and store new data in its place, which can be very convenient. Also, blank CDs and blank DVDs are extremely cheap.
Blank CD discs are best for storing data such as songs and movies which can be directly played or played with other devices. Blank CD-RW is best for storing documents and files that may require alterations at a later time. Blank CDs discs are helpful for both official and personal use. Rather than printing out documents that need to be saved or used over and over again, it is much easier and saves a good deal of space and paper to simply save those documents on blank CD-RW.
Some high-quality blank CD brands include Arita Silver Premium, Philips Multi-Purpose, TDK, Verbatim, Memorex Silver, and Taiyo Yuden.
Before you buy blank CDs, you should check to see if your CD burner is a CD-R (recordable) or a CD-RW. Keep in mind that blank CD-Rs will work in a CD-RW burner, but CD-RWs won’t work in a CD-R burner. And buy blank CDs with gold-tone on the bottom to record archival material such as family photographs or financial records.