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Old 12th September 2006, 23:28   #1
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I need some advice on which CDS to use for keeping data for long life. The cds wont be used much but will have data backups of around 600 MB each week and will be used only 2 - 5 times in a month.

Please advice which ones will be the best to use.

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Old 13th September 2006, 01:14   #2
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abhibh,

Go For Any branded Cds Like Sony Samsung Etc..

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Avoid CD-RW's. These can give up after a few re-formats. With the cost of CD-R's today, it doesnt make much diff how many of them you get.
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data backups of around 600 MB each week and will be used only 2 - 5 times in a month.
I also used to have lot of data on CDs and it became a pain when started getting 'cyclic redundancy check' errors once the CDs were old...

Why dont you look at the option of buying a Portable HDD. Ideally Cost about 5k to 8K and range from 80Gb to 500Gb.

Does look expensive but it is one of the coolest things you can buy. Also it is the easiest way to carry your data around if you are mobile once in while. Also you can copy/keep anything you want with that kind of space.

The prices quoted above are for HDD which are powered externally, but USB powered ones that are electronic (i.e no moving parts) can be quite high.

Typical like all other queries for mods on team-bhp, once you ask a question you break your budget. So dont flame me

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Verbatim Datalife Plus are very good. The dyes used on Sony are not brilliant.
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Old 13th September 2006, 12:09   #6
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Moser Baer CDs last very long. But CD is not a reliable solution.
In an experiment it was found that even in airtight environments after a couple of years all CDs irrespective of brand had some level of data corruption.
So HDD is the best way to go.
Get a 250GB one touch backup HDD. One time cost of 10,000rs and peace of mind as you can do double backups
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Actually, none of the unburned CDs we buy here in india are worth it. The quality has deteriorated with the decline in price. even 4 years back, there were unfamiliar brands with good quality, but now since the advent of Sony, China, Moser Baer, India etc etc, the quality has dipped to alarming standards. This applies to the DVD blanks also.

As tsk1979 has pointed out earlier, MB is slightly better.only slightly

How long do you plan to keep these data ? 5 years ? 10 years ?
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Yeah maybe 5 Years. Though i got a 160GB sata HDD today. will be getting a portable HDD too soon. (within this week)

Thnx for the suggestions.

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Actually, none of the unburned CDs we buy here in india are worth it. The quality has deteriorated with the decline in price. even 4 years back, there were unfamiliar brands with good quality, but now since the advent of Sony, China, Moser Baer, India etc etc, the quality has dipped to alarming standards. This applies to the DVD blanks also.

As tsk1979 has pointed out earlier, MB is slightly better.only slightly

How long do you plan to keep these data ? 5 years ? 10 years ?
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local CDRs ( ~ 800 MB) cost min 7 rs ( good to give to friends and all ) .
Branded CDRs costs 9 Rs on wards .
Navtech DVD R ( 4.7 GB ) cost 12 rs >>>> i like this ..got a pack of dozen
DVDRW from sony costs 80rs .. bought only one ,just in case.

Any one knows how much double layer ( 8 GB one ) DVDr and DVDRW costs ? .i dont think its available in blore.

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local CDRs ( ~ 800 MB) cost min 7 rs ( good to give to friends and all ) .
Branded CDRs costs 9 Rs on wards .
Navtech DVD R ( 4.7 GB ) cost 12 rs >>>> i like this ..got a pack of dozen
DVDRW from sony costs 80rs .. bought only one ,just in case.

Any one knows how much double layer ( 8 GB one ) DVDr and DVDRW costs ? .
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i dont think its available in blore.
excusez-moi ? in the software city ??? nope, i am sure it is, in every damn shop that sells these DVDs. they cost around 140-200 here (9.4 GB). Not worth it right now, as you can buy almost 10 normal DVDs for that price.

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May be yes ,but not in every shop ,may be seleted shops .
BTW ,dint care it have it now .
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buy sony cd's they are good
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