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Old 03-29-2006, 04:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Qiranworms
Seriously? I've only ever had problems with rewritables. The write-once variety have never caused problems for me in the past.

If I have the data on the 160 GB Seagate, and duplicated onto DVD, what is the likelyhood that they both fail? Why not have the data duplicated on two sets of DVDs so all of it is ultimately stored in three seperate pieces of media. I say this because having duplicated DVD-Rs is still cheaper than additional HDDs, at least at the prices I find them all.
I personally have bad experience with CD media. But if you have everything on a disk and a copy on discs you should be safe, unless they bomb your house. You should check the CD's every two years, though.

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Old 03-31-2006, 08:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bought the 160 GB Seagate. I'll see how it goes I guess . $76.99 CAD after rebates.

Thanks for all the advice.

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