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Saving Music Files

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#1 cyclernyc


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Hi -
I am running out of space on my hard drive so I bought a huge external hard drive to store my music and pictures but as an extra precaution (because I've heard that they sometimes aren't reliable) I was wondering if storing the music on an SD card is a good idea. That way, they'd also be available to use if I wanted to.
What is the best back-up for song files?

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

You might burn them onto cd or dvd as well.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

FWIW: I store everything...on hard drives. I have an excess number of hard drives and I see no reason not to put them to use.

Considering the cost of drives today, that seems as safe as snything, IMO.

If I wanted to try to be extra safe, I would store them on drives which I don't subject to regular use but I would not use an external drive since such introduce one more thing (the enclosure) which could fail/cause problems. Internal drives can easily be removed from the system and placed in a container...until access is desired.

I don't think SD cards are intended to be anything but short-term storage...due to the volatility of the media.

See similar discussion at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19794656-CDRs-or-Flash-Memory-for-long-term-storage .


#4 cyclernyc

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for your responses!

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