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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.
You can find the "Erase Disc" option under File -> Tools menu.
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.
Erase - Erases the CD/DVD/Blu-ray based on the selection from the combo:
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
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.
Backup4all does not need third party drivers or other cd burning software or DVD burning software installed (like ActiveX, ASPI, etc) to be able to burn a CD, DVD or a Blu-ray. The application has a built-in CD, DVD, and Blu-ray burner to backup to CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs directly.
Backup to CD is really easy if you use Backup4all, you just have to set the backup destination to the CD burner drive and run the backup. Backup4all has its own features especially useful for backups to CDs.