DVD formats supported by Backup4all

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May 04, 2018

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DVD formats supported by Backup4all

Backup4all does not need third party drivers or other burning software installed to be able to write a backup to DVD because it has its own built-in DVD burners to back up directly to DVD. Furthermore, Backup4all can back up to most CD and DVD formats, including the new Blu-ray and HD-DVD (discontinued) discs.

DVD formats supported by Backup4all:

  • DVD+R. Backup4all can back-up to DVD+R up to 4.7 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • DVD+R DL (dual-layer), a derivative of the DVD+R format that supports dual-layer technology, providing two individual recordable layers on a single-sided DVD disc. Backup4all can back-up to DVD+R DL up to 8.5 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • DVD+RW, a rewritable format that can be overwritten several times. Backup4all can back-up to DVD+RW up to 4.7 GB of data (written data is not permanent thus can be erased if needed).
  • DVD-R, a format similar to DVD+R. Backup4all can back-up to DVD-R up to 4.7 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • DVD-R DL (dual-layer). This is a derivative of the DVD-R format that supports dual-layer technology, providing two individual recordable layers on a single-sided DVD disc. Backup4all can back-up to DVD-R DL up to 8.5 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • DVD-RW. A rewritable format that can be overwritten several times. Backup4all can back-up to DVD-RW up to 4.7 GB of data (written data is not permanent thus can be erased if needed).
  • DVD-RAM. A rewritable format that can be overwritten several times. Backup4all can back-up to DVD-RAM up to 9.4 GB of data for double-sided DVD-RAMs, or up to 4.7 GB for single-sided DVD-RAMs.

Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats supported by Backup4all:

  • BD-R (Blu-ray Disc Recordable), is one of the successors of the DVD format. Backup4all can back-up to BD-R up to 25 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc re-recordable), is practically the same as BD-R except that data can be erased from it and re-written. Backup4all can back-up to BD-RE up to 25 GB of data.
  • BD-R DL is a recordable Blu-ray Disc that uses dual-layer technology. Backup4all can back-up to BD-RE up to 50 GB of data (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • BD-RE DL, re-recordable Blu-ray Disc using dual-layer technology. Backup4all can back-up to BD-RE DL up to 50 GB of data (data can be erased and re-written several times).
  • HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R and HD DVD-RW, both single layer and dual-layer discs. Even if the HD DVD format has been discontinued in early 2008, Backup4all can back-up to HD-DVD discs up to 15 GB (for single layer discs) and 30 GB (for double layer discs).

CD formats supported by Backup4all:

  • CD-R, a recordable compact disc with a capacity of up to 750 MB. Backup4all can back up to CD-R (written data is permanent and cannot be erased).
  • CD-RW, a rewritable compact disc with a capacity of up to 750 MB.

Backup4all can back up to CD-RW (data can be erased and re-written).



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