How to erase a CD/DVD/Blu-ray with Backup4all

This article shows you how to erase the CD/DVD/Blu-ray using Backup4all. The Erase CD/DVD/Blu-ray window can be opened from the File->Tools->Erase Disc menu item.

In Backup4all 5 and 6, you can find the "Erase Disc" option under File->Tools  menu.

In Backup4all 4, you can find the "Erase Disc" option under Tools->Erase CD/DVD/Blu-ray,  menu.

  • 40 erase cd dvd

When the window is shown, devices capable of writing to CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc are listed in it. The first device from the list is selected by default.
A summary of properties is shown for each device (calculated by Backup4all's internal burner):

  • Maximum read speed of device - shows the maximum reading speed of the device (kb/s)
  • Maximum write speed of device - shows the maximum writing speed of the device (kb/s)
  • Reading capabilities - displays a list of media the device can read from
  • Writing capabilities - displays a list of media the device can write to
  • Disk type - shows the type of media inserted
  • Sessions on disk - number of sessions on the disk
  • Disk free space - free space on disk
  • Disk size - total size of disk
  • Maximum read speed of media - maximum reading speed of media
  • Maximum write speed of media - maximum writing speed of media

When an erase is performed, the progress bar shows the percentage of the operation completed.



Options
  • Erase
    • Quick erase - disk appears to be empty, but the data is not physically erased (selected by default)
    • Full erase - will physically erase all data on disk. Takes longer to perform
  • Erases the CD/DVD/Blu-ray based on the selection from the combo:
  • Load
  • Closes the CD/DVD/Blu-ray tray. The button is enabled only when a device is selected.
  • Eject
  • Opens the CD/DVD/Blu-ray tray. The button is enabled only when a device is selected.
  • Refresh
  • Will reload all information about the CD/DVD/Blu-ray burners.
  • Close
  • Closes the Erase CD/DVD/Blu-ray window.

Applies to:

Backup4all 4.x, 5.x, 6.x

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