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Other CD/DVD/Blu-ray Settings


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Mar 22, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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The File->Options->CD, DVD or Blu-ray window contains various settings related to the burn process.

CD, DVD or Blu-ray

Use SCSI Pass Through Direct Layer (SPTD)
Selected by default. Backup4all uses this internal burning engine to write CD, DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray discs. SPTD is a new method of access to storage devices and has the ability to provide direct control of devices without risk of compromising it by some malicious 3rd party filter drivers or other "rootkit" applications.
SPTD is currently supported by all Microsoft OS newer than Windows XP. SPTD (similar to other access layers) is not removed from your system after Backup4all uninstall, in order not to disrupt other applications that may use it.

Use native Win32 Interface (SPTI)
If you have problems backing up using the SPTD method, we recommend you to use this option.

Load CD, DVD or Blu-ray before backup
Check this option if you want the CD, DVD or Blu-ray to be loaded before backup execution.

Eject CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc After Backup
You can leave the CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc ejected after the backup is finished (and tested). To do so, go to File -> Options-> CD, DVD or Blu-ray and check the Eject CD, DVD or Blu-ray after backup option.

Note :
  • The Use SCSI Pass Through Direct Layer (SPTD) and Use native Win32 interface (SPTI) burning methods use the UDF disc format.