disc back up

  Smokeyone 06:38 22 Aug 07


Please could someone tell me the most reliable disc back up.
Is it DVD-R

Is DVD+R write once the one to choose for example - permanent photo/data back up
I am totally confused.

for something as valuable as back up,i would suggest an external hard drive,theses are reasonably priced and depending on the amount of data,may actually save you in the long run.
If it is in addition to your external hard drive, ie second back up,from your list i would pick dvd-r or dvd+r (if your dvd rewriter supports both types).
Also for about £15 to 20 acronis true image back up software would be a wise investment,this will clone your whole drive and would save you loads of time should the unthinkable happen

if discs are not 2nd back up
true image click here
external drive examples
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but shop about if you go down this route
also acronis explained
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  Smokeyone 18:23 22 Aug 07

Thanks very much for the advice

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