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How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?  
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 36
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1206 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.

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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

You should se my post on the lost/deleted pictures thread.

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..


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1199 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..

So how many little devils do you have then?


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

2 children  Smile They, and my wife are my life  Smile

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

I bulk buy them from a supplier who does them by the hundred, and good quality at that, so I don't agonise over how many I use. Branded CD-Rs at about 8p each and DVD-R 8x disks at 15p.

Someone posted this link the other day in my usergroup NNTP server

http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/carefordisc/index.html


User currently offlineKilljoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1158 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.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1149 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.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

I prefer using CD-RWs
Reusable.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Lots of DVD-Rs for backups, etc.

I don't use CD-Rs anymore unless I burn a music CD. Most unlikely as I have an MP3 player (20G) and a networked PC in with the stereo, to act as music server.



By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
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