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Sep 25, 2017 16:37 |  #1

I haven't made a CD since the early 2000's but I did a shoot and the company is wanting a CD. I have 471 photos from my 5D3 that's roughly 5GB. Will a CD hold that? I'm considering buying a memory stick instead if they'll accept it.


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Sep 25, 2017 16:54 |  #2

Not a CD which is still limited to about 800 MB.

DVD's may handle the situation, assuming you and your client have proper capability.

Single-layer, single-sided 4.7GB
Single-layer, double-sided 9.4GB
Dual-layer; single-sided 8.5GB
Dual-layer, double-sided 17GB

Best to just buy a cheap memory stick. Best Buy has a Sandisk 8 GB for $5. See https://www.bestbuy.co​m …k/9226777.p?sku​Id=9226777 (external link). If you don't have a Best Buy nearby Staples, which is a few bucks more ($8), will likely do a price match. Just print out the Best Buy page and take it with you.




  
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Sep 25, 2017 18:13 |  #3

Thank you, I explained it to her so she agreed on the memory stick.


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Sep 25, 2017 22:28 |  #4

showtm490 wrote in post #18460393 (external link)
Thank you, I explained it to her so she agreed on the memory stick.

CD. Ah, the joys of dealing with people whose tech knowledge hasn't advanced since 1996. I occasionally get "Can you fax me?" but they say email is OK when I tell them I haven't had a fax machine in 20 years.




  
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Jan 05, 2018 17:35 |  #5

for get about CD or DVD. Even if you make one, chances are the receiving party won't have a working device to read it anymore. Most laptop today don't even have a DVD rom. It is even difficult to buy a stand alone DVD reader. Just buy a cheap 8GB USB drive


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Jan 05, 2018 17:44 |  #6

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CD. Ah, the joys of dealing with people whose tech knowledge hasn't advanced since 1996. I occasionally get "Can you fax me?" but they say email is OK when I tell them I haven't had a fax machine in 20 years.

It is somewhat surprising how there are businesses that today still accept a FAX, but have no means of sending a PDF via email!


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for get about CD or DVD. Even if you make one, chances are the receiving party won't have a working device to read it anymore. Most laptop today don't even have a DVD rom. It is even difficult to buy a stand alone DVD reader. Just buy a cheap 8GB USB drive

I don't find this to be the case. I'm shopping now for a laptop and I find the "big 4"; Acer, Asus, HP and Dell all make a laptop with a "optical drive". Admittedly the models I'm looking at are all 15 inch. The Dell Inspiron 15 i7-7500 I'm considering reads in part "The following options and default selections are included with your order.

Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)"

I also didn't spec it that way, it is a PC Magazine deal of the day deal.




  
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Jan 05, 2018 19:14 |  #8

John from PA wrote in post #18534457 (external link)
I don't find this to be the case. I'm shopping now for a laptop and I find the "big 4"; Acer, Asus, HP and Dell all make a laptop with a "optical drive". Admittedly the models I'm looking at are all 15 inch. The Dell Inspiron 15 i7-7500 I'm considering reads in part "The following options and default selections are included with your order.

Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)"

I also didn't spec it that way, it is a PC Magazine deal of the day deal.

Right. Laptops 13" and under usually don't have optical drives but 15+" often do and 17" usually do.
I'm sure amazon has tons of USB DVD drives for sale.




  
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Jan 05, 2018 19:29 |  #9

USB drives are much handier for sharing data, but the downside is the contents are easily deleted. Plus, a USB key is not well suited for labelling. A DVD is much better for archiving since you can make a nice label for it and the pics won't be wiped in a moment of carelessness.


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