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      Arrow I have plenty pics on my hard drive. Im running out of room. How Should I store them?


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      I have a TON of photos on my hard drive. I am running out of room and I'm thinking about putting all my images on CD and wiping them off the hard drive. Is this a good idea or is there a better way?

      I've got one word for you - SCRATCH!

      Personally, if I had a lot of images I wanted to keep safe, a CD would not be my first and only solution. The trouble with CDs is one good scratch can take out every image on your disk. In addition, CD-R/RWs may not be as archival as was first thought. There have been a lot of instances reported where the information on the disk was lost over time. I've never had it happen (I'm knocking on wood now), but I won't take the chance either.

      So, if your pictures are starting to overrun your drive, I'd look into a second internal hard drive or, better yet, an external USB hard drive (that's what I use).

      External USB hard drives hold gigs of data, are coming down in price, are way faster than burning to CD, and tend to be more reliable. Plus, you can plug the drive in, edit your photos, and resave since it acts like a regular drive.

      I would not place my photos exclusively on a second drive (or even my main hard drive) without a good external backup. That's where your CDs come in. Back up your images onto CD, and then store them in a cool, dark, dry, and safe location. I'd also re-backup everything at least once a year, just cuz I'm paranoid. If the information/pics/music etc is that important to you, always have a backup to the backup, just to make sure.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jahness
      External USB hard drives hold gigs of data, are coming down in price, are way faster than burning to CD, and tend to be more reliable. Plus, you can plug the drive in, edit your photos, and resave since it acts like a regular drive.
      Here is a link to the top 10 external USB hard drives:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...,117817,00.asp

      Compare and contrast to see which one works best for you according to what you want and your budget.

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      45-50 dollas for a the little key-disks... 250 mbs of space. i forget wat they called, i use it everyday too... smh @ me lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by SoularFlarez
      45-50 dollas for a the little key-disks... 250 mbs of space. i forget wat they called, i use it everyday too... smh @ me lol
      Those would be the Flash Drives.

      I gotta get me one of those. Brother still using the floppy disks. Lol

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      an external hard drive is about your best solution, although they do have online storage now that you can buy for pennies a month. they do daily backup.

      flash drives and data keys are not meant to be permanent sources of storage. they are just so you drag files from one place to another.
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