Runway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 37 Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
I am currently backing up all my files on my computers including photos and stuff and have used up about 15 CD-Rs in a day. I don't use DVD-Rs because I'm afraid that if something were to happen to them I'd lose way more data than on a simply 700MB cd.
Runway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 37 Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1): Effectively when it comes to disk media, I burn 3 copies, one for day to day use, one to sacrifice to the gods known as the destructive children, and I mail one to my parents house..
Killjoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 988 times:
You're doing a huge disservice to the environment by using CD-R discs extensively, no matter how cheap they are. Please switch to less wasteful media.
Not to mention that they degrade, and you'll have to keep checking them to discover which have gone bad. You're better off having another hard drive in a separate computer. When one breaks, you just duplicate the other one. For more redundancy, use three, etc.
Of course, if you're *really* paranoid, you'll have offsite backups on another continent, but that's another story...
Finally, to answer the question, I use about 10 CD-R discs a year, mostly to transfer stuff to people without proper network connections.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 979 times:
Zero...I don't use CD-Rs or DVD-Rs. In fact I haven't used them in over 6 months now. I back up all my data to two portable hard drives....they're fast and very reliable, much better than using CDs IMO.
I listen to music on my iPod, and use the iTrip to listen to music in the car. So no CDs or DVDs for me.