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jnissico wrote:I have to disagree, DVD-R's are not that stable for long term storage. The substrate will break down over time.
Wait a sec ... you're saying that I shouldn't use DVD-RW for backup because they aren't stable for long term storage ... so I should use a $70 portable HDD for that instead?
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ggrote wrote:Wait a sec ... you're saying that I shouldn't use DVD-RW for backup because they aren't stable for long term storage ... so I should use a $70 portable HDD for that instead?
I think the point is, it might be impractical to use over 100 DVD-RW disks to store your 500GB backup set when it'll fit nicely on a $70 device that will fit in your pocket.
Personally, I've never seen a DVD-RW go bad through substrate deterioration, so I can't tell you what the shelf life of a stored DVD-RW might be. I've seen 15 year old hard drives that were stored in a rental storage bay power up and run fine though.
Really, I don't think the point of this device is long term data storage. The point of this device is that it's a simple DR solution for people who don't want to have to manage a DR solution.
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