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Old 07-01-2008, 05:28 AM
jinju jinju is offline
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Default Re: Safety first...lern a lesson...

I think the most crucial thing in all this is: repetition. I have 3 externals. I also burn each picture on 3 different CDs which I keep in a dark, cool place in their plastic cases, in a ziploc bag to keep out the moisture. Finally I take my external to work from time to time and transfer photos from it onto my computer at work. I once had a CD go empty without any reason. One day it had files on it the next day it was empty. From that time I have been paranoid about backing up. And you know what? I still dont feel completely safe, so much so that I will end up burning the contents of my harddrives onto several DVDs once I upgrade my computer (I can read DVDs but not write).
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