runway23
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How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:10 pm

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.
 
TedTAce
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:18 pm

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..
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runway23
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:20 pm

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?
 
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:28 pm

2 children  Smile They, and my wife are my life  Smile
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:58 pm

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
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:17 am

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.
 
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:24 am

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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HAWK21M
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:35 pm

I prefer using CD-RWs
Reusable.
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RE: How Many CD-Rs / DVD-Rs Do You Use Per Week?

Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:49 pm

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.
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