What you use today - PENDRIVE OR rewritable CD/DVD..for carrying your document?

@siliguri (4118)
India
March 29, 2010 1:43am CST
I think today there is no use of rewritable CD/DVD.as in the market we can get pendrive which is more reliable and having storage capacity more than CD/DVD has..Yeah! few years ago i had use CD/DVD for carrying my essential documents..but today time has change.. seldom persons use CD/DVD rewritable rather then pendrive which is more beneficial and portable..what's about ur story..?
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@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
hey sili, I use pendrive when I'm on the go. I only use CD/DVD rewritable when I'm gonna burn a video or music that is playable on dvd's or vcd players. But nowadays, I noticed that DVD/CD players has their own pendrives as well. I saw it when my dad bought a new flat screen tv, I was shocked that it has a pendrive/flashdrive at the back. Technology is really growing fast.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Mar 10
I have never seen any television, DVD player or music centre that has a flash dive facility, but it makes sense that they would start using this type of technology. I can place a DVD folder or a video file on a flash drive and attach it to my laptop, then play the movie and export it to the television via S-Video. The idea of plugging direct to the television is excellent.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
I think if usb is already available here when I was studying I think it is more convenient to us to save larger files than in the cd before. We only depending in cd writer to save files in large capacity. I had a hard time saving larger files in floppy disk because before cd writer is very expensive and very seldom. Thanks for the technology today because gadgets and storage are in small sizes.
@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
asylum it is possible! When I go visit to my parents house I'll take a picture of it and share it here on mylot
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Mar 10
I use a 16 Gb flash drive for storing and transporting data, but I do still have some rewriteable DVDs. I agree that they are no longer the best option for storage but they can still be useful. I even use floppy disks for a few spreadsheets and documents.
@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
I still use floppy disk as well but for government reports purposes. I'm under the human resource department on my work place. I kind of feel like they're outdated but if that's how they think documents would be processed easier then I don't mind using the floppy disk. BTW, floppy disks cost more than cds/dvd's
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
30 Mar 10
It is a long while since I actually bought new floppy disks, but you are certain to be right about the price. Only a few old dinosaurs like myself use them now, so the price is sure to have risen quite a lot.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
29 Mar 10
I used pen drive because it is more safe than a cd or dvd.. because in cd or dvd the possibility of scratches or destroy but in pen drive the matter is safe.. and you don't need of writing data again and again like a cd or dvd.. have a nice day and keep mylotting always..
@siliguri (4118)
• India
29 Mar 10
same here...thanks for the response..have a nice day...
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
2 Apr 10
BTW - whats a pen drive? I know flash drive, but not pen drive
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Well I am for pendrive or USB drive, you are right about its bigger capacity and its reliability. The only thing that bothers me is it is prone to virus infection and when a virus attaches to it, it is so fast and the spread is easily transmitted from one PC to another. Rewritable CD/DVD is still very delicate to write data on. I have experience that I worte once on a DVD and when I checked it on another PC it did not write as effectively as compared to writing or copying something on a USB drive. USB has come a long way already and their use is really very useful to many that can be attached to your PC.
@siliguri (4118)
• India
29 Mar 10
Rewritable CD/DVD also sometimes face the same problem as pendrive of virus...as i had rewritable having vital document but unfortunately it become useless because of virus..but today i have a pendrive which working quite smartly..yeah! chances of getting virus in pendrive is more than CD/DVD..thanks for making response on it...have a nice day..
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
2 Apr 10
Things change so constantly and so fast, I can't keep up with them! I just finally figured out (with alot of help) alot of info about CD/DVD disks and things...now they are changing again! I save things on disk and on flash drive. I guess I am still in the dark ages. I'm not ready to learn new yet! I just learned the old! My concern was that if I save something in one file extension... will it be usable on a computer that doesn't accomodate that file extension? I mean..if I save my documents as .wps for Microsoft Works... if I want to see the document on another computer.. if that computer doesn't accomodate .wps extension.. I've lost all my docs!
• India
7 Apr 10
I think Pendrive is the 'in' thing today. Rewritable Cd/dvd are old fashion and are bulky by today's standards.
• India
30 Mar 10
I don't use rewritable CD/DVD much. But now I use only Pendrive. It comes in more sizes and nowadays we have 32 GB. 16 GB in the most common it also helps in carrying more data. Also, there is restriction that other user should also have DVD drive in his/her system. but this not a problem with the DVD drive. Also rate of data transfer is much faster in pendrive than that of the DVD.
@blocker (23)
• United States
30 Mar 10
I personally use both. I use a 'pendrive' as you call it to store data that needs changed often and I use CD/DVD to store backup archives. My school work and programming files are stored on 'pendrives'. And completed programs, backup class files, and game saves are stored on CD/DVDs.
@___SKY___ (542)
• Hong Kong
30 Mar 10
Hi! Yeah! before im using rewritable CD/DVD to store files or some important documents but now, i seldom use this because of the new gadget like USB flash disk, much more easy to use than using CD/DVD rewritable. Have a nice day!!!!
@taarho (1)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
30 Mar 10
what is [pendrive because am thinking about an alternative for my data back-up purposes
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 10
I have an 80GB hard drive which I use for most things and have all of my important data backed up on that. I also have a couple of 2GB pen drives, (which we call USB drives here in Australia) which I use for transferring photos from one computer to the other as I cannot upload photos directly to my computer from my camera. I load them onto our laptop, then to the USB drive and then onto my computer for use in uploading to websites etc.
@Sreekala (22957)
• India
30 Mar 10
Hi siliguri, You are right pen drive is more reliable and has higher storage capacity than a CD. Now I have a pen-drive and its cost was Rs. 500 when I purchase the same. (Now the cost reduced much). Yes it is easy to carry and there is no fear to get scratches like CD. But I still have CD, not the rewritable one but the data disc. I am happier with my pen-drive that is true.
• India
30 Mar 10
i use pendrive all time ,but some time i use rewritable cd/dvd.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
29 Mar 10
yes i agree. rewritable cds are reliable but i dont believe on dvds. they are very unreliable as i have experienced.. many times i feel that they got corrupted to easily and i am very frustrated. i have the usb pen drive to carry data to different places for me.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
29 Mar 10
I prefer to use a pendrive, as it can be used more times, it can have higher capacity than a dvd, and it's easier to carry with me. I don't think of using a cd or a dvd anymore to carry my documents since pen drives started to be available in shops
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
29 Mar 10
I use pen drive. I never use any CD/DVD for carrying any of document. Pen drive is more easier to use then CD or DVD. Moreover CD or DVD destroy soon then Pen drive. Some time cd or dvd could be damage or lost or crap. So i use pen drive.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
29 Mar 10
I always use pendrive as i find thats easy that to carry the cds and i have my cd got scratched and all those messes. So i feel pendrive is portable and highly wondering device for me in personal.
@sheen13 (567)
• India
29 Mar 10
Yea, it is the same with me. Actually before, I had not many projects to do and so I had no need of CD or DVD. But now that I have many projects to do, I use pen drives. Not only for my projects but to transfer songs, movies, etc. And yea, pendrives are more reliable for sure. When we use CD/DVD, we should be careful about it, as once it breaks or gets any kind of scratches, then it will be of no use. But when we have a pendrive, we can use it as much as we want without the fear of breaking it.
• India
29 Mar 10
I don’t think CD/DVD has become obsolete as yet. One factor going against the pen drive is the cost and the reliability. The sort of pen drives available in our markets costs around Rs. 300/- for a made in China pen drive. As we all know that the quality of Chinese products is not reliable and if one is spending so much money, one would definitely expect a more reliable product. I’ve also heard that pen drives carry more viruses than CD/DVD. Also, not everybody can afford to have the latest computer CPU which are pen drive compatible. Lastly, I feel that the pen drive has too much space to be of any real use…I mean 2 GB is an awesome lot of space and by the time we can use up all that, the pen drive will no longer be operational, I’m sure. And then think of all that data that you’ve accumulated down the years…or your favourite movie! I’m all in favour of having both CD/DVD and the Pen Drive.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
29 Mar 10
For me, it depends on what situation i am in. If at home, i prefer to use CD/DVD to save my documents, since it's more convenient for me to make markings and easy to refer. But, if i am going traveling then, my pendrive is more convenient to me. I have a 5gb and 10gb pendrives. So, it's very convenient for me to store as much info as i want into my pendrive. Now, pendrive is very cheap and convenient for saving the documents and info that we want to keep.
@common_man (1799)
• India
29 Mar 10
HI siliguri, you are right, these days flash memory(Pen drive) are available in very large capacity. They are easily portable and plug and play type devices. Hence they are most convenient device for transferring data/audio/video from one place to another. They are very common thses days. I also use Pen drive only for transfer data in binary/digital form from one device to another device