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Old 24 Aug 2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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this is a serious question.how should i back up my data because cd's and dvd's wear out after a while and harddrives break after a while so what should i do.
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oh sh1t damn this is in the wrong topic
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 08:04 AM   #3
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I moved you thread to the correct forum.

Buy a external hard drive if you worried about CD and DVD's wearing out.
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I keep all my data on seperate partitions on a seperate HDD from the OS and back them up to DVD. Having the data (email, favorites, My Documents etc.)on a seperate partition on a 2nd HDD enables you to do a HDD wipe and fresh install of your OS and not lose any data or worry about findiing them to do a backup. Also the chance of 2 HDD's failing at once are slim to none. And backing them up to DVD is as good a backup media as any. IMHO
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 09:24 AM   #5
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thanks jmet for moving this thread
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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If you can do DVD RAM, it is much better than DVD + and DVD - for file integrity.
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 10:29 AM   #7
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the best solution IMO is to either get an external hard drive, or a dedicated internal one.

my 80GB hd is used for windows/programs/games, while my 200GB hd is used only for backup/video/music
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I have a very similar setup anonymez. I have a 40GB hard drive partitioned into 2 20GB hard drives. On the first partition, I have my OS (Windows) on that partition. On the second partition, I have all of my music &important data/files. Then I have a 300 GB hard drive partitioned in to 2 150GB hard drives, which I use the first partition as a storage for all of my "Complete" DVD rips, then the second partition for all of my "Shrinked" files.

That way when I reformat, I still have all of my important data/files on those partitions.
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