Blu-ray Support would be valued feature


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AlphaOne
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Blu-ray is as far as I know the most durable storage media.

Wouldn't this be a natural feature for imaging software?

Incidentally, I've been using Macrium Reflect 6 for several months and don't think I could live without it now.
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Not sure what you are saying.  Do you think that Reflect cannot write to BluRay drives?  If so, you are incorrect. I backup to a BluRay drive directly from Reflect.  No problems.

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I was indeed under the impression that MR v6 did not write to Blu-ray; maybe outdated information, or even never true.

Thank you for the correction. This is significant good news for me.
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I should add some detail.  I used Win 7 64 bit. The Blu-ray disk is a rewriteable which is formatted.
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I received this from Stephen at Macrium Support this morning:

"Reflect V6 supports writing to BluRay discs on Windows 7 and later. They are treated like all other optical media. ..."


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Maybe you had heard that the Rescue Media wizard doesn't support writing to Blu-Ray.  I think that's the only Reflect feature that doesn't natively support Blu-Ray as long as the OS supports it.

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Using a BluRay disk for rescue media would be a big waste of money considering that the basic rescue environment will fit on a CD (or DVD) which are MUCH less expensive.

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What I do is I image a DVD+RW of the Rescue Media created by the wizard and inject Reflect backups into that image.  Then burn that image to Blu-Ray.  That way I can fit a backup that requires a Blu-Ray disc for the whole image and I get the convenience of having the bootable recovery environment on the disc.  It serves as an extra layer of redundancy for having something to run the Recovery environment.

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I would never use an optical medium for saving valuable data. Once I was a fan of DVD RAM ... But that has changed.. It's just too SLOW!

Edited 28 September 2015 11:16 PM by Dreamer2004
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DVD-RAM was only useful because Panasonic DVD recorders forced it on the users.  It's the only reason I have a few discs.  Optical discs are good for having yet another redundancy.  Plus, it serves as a recovery environment methodology.

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