HDD or DVD !!!

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  1. ax3

    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    hi,

    ISP`s giving out lotta Gbs in their plans ... we all download Gbs of data in a month ... so where do you save your data on HDD or DVD ???
     
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    Who uses DVDs to store surplus data nowadays, unless it's a Distro or Windows OS.
     
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    DVD if its very rare to find or precious to me otherwise HDD
     
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    bssunilreddy Witcher Staff Member

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    Always External HDD's.
     
  5. SaiyanGoku

    SaiyanGoku kamehameha!! Staff Member

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    Haven't used DVDs in more than 3 years.
     
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    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    bt if hdd becomes faulty or non responsive ... then all data gone
     
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    SaiyanGoku kamehameha!! Staff Member

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    Use a SSD then. DVDs are obsolete and aren't fast enough for day to day usage.

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    Cloud is the best option here.
    otherwise use Mo-Disk to save the data for atleast 100yrs of life ;)
     
  9. gta5

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    SSDs are worse than HDD for storage purpose..
     
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  10. SaiyanGoku

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    Not unless you get them at same price/GB. Anyway, SSDs are lesser prone to failure and data corruption than HDDs.
     
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    They last longer than HDD , but they are more prone to data corruption..

    SSD reliability in the real world: Google's experience | ZDNet

    Plus it is muchhh easier to retrieve data from failed hard drive than SSD and of course the price..
     
  12. Zangetsu

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    SSD is not meant for data backups, and are generally for speed and performance.
    because of the high cost.
     
  13. Zangetsu

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    even DVD is not reliable, bcoz after 2~3 years they start to break their silver layers and u can see the dots when exposed to lights.
    unless its of very premium quality and from different category such as Blu-Ray or Mo-Disk.
     
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    Same applies to DVDs too. But this site states that DVD data can be stored for 20+ years under "recommended" conditions.

    Among the manufacturers that have done testing, there is consensus that, under recommended storage conditions, CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs should have a life expectancy of 100 to 200 years or more; CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs should have a life expectancy of 25 years or more. Little information is available for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs (including audio and video), resulting in an increased level of uncertainty for their life expectancy. Expectations vary from 20 to 100 years for these discs.

    4. How Long Can You Store CDs and DVDs and Use Them Again? • CLIR
     
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    Physical disk are the best to save data but only if the layers doesn't peel off and off-course the scratches on it.
     
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    Is there any free, secure website which gives maximum amount of cloud storage space?
     
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    All these "free cloud storage of 100+GB" websites may shutdown in next few months or years.MS,Google & Amazon will remain for decades at least so better to pay some money & get cloud storage from these three only.You can split the cost with some friend/friends to make it even more economical.
     
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    Not able to find a clear cut pricing details-
    AWS Free Tier
     
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    AWS is not meant for personal use/typical users.Amazon cloud 1TB/year costs ~Rs.4k & you will need an international online transactions enabled card to purchase it.Log in on Amazon.com with same username/password as your amazon india account & there you will see option to buy amazon cloud drive with price in USD.

    Much better option is to buy MS Office 365 single user(~Rs.3200) or five users(~Rs.4200) yearly pack from amazon india.Each user account get 1TB One Drive space & you can also use any amazon card/festival/sale offer just like usual.You also get original MS Office too for an year.
     

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