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Covenience/Cost/Life expectancy of storage media [closed]

Covenience/Cost/Life expectancy of storage media [closed]

I may decide to pick up the battle of advocating for the use of external hard drives instead of Blu-ray discs for data backup.

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Guest [Entry]

"Always the HDD, the reasons simply being the costs.

I always create at least 2 sets of backups, and again the HDD wins hands down for they're easy to keep in sync.

As fo the life span, i'm sure, Cranberry (or someone else) will come up with a Bluray-equivalent to the DiamonDisc (the ""1000 Year DVD"") but again, this will be VERY costly affair.

With HDDs life expectancy is not so much an issue as they'll get replaced rather regularly as we move on with faster technology and bigger drives anyway. You wouldn't safeguard some 10 years old 20 GB IDE hard disk drive and worry about the data on it, you'll copy the content to some TB 'monster' disk and dump the old clunker :)"
Guest [Entry]

"Hard Drives on www.pricewatch.com are really cheap! Just get a cheap USB or Network enclosure.

2-750gb sata HDD's...................................................................................... $106.94

4 Bay 3.5"" Internal Hot Swap Rack Raid........................................................$85.99

Be sure to get a back up program that saves multiple versions automatically. Only backing up new files and folders that have changed since the last backup.

It also wouldn't hurt to do multiple backups on two drives."