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Andy
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      09-04-2009
Sarah Austin wrote:

> Does the price of burner drives, media, speed and reliability make blu-ray
> a viable backup media yet, to backup hard drives?


No.

But a 1TB hard drive for <$100.

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      09-04-2009
Andy wrote:

> Sarah Austin wrote:
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>> Does the price of burner drives, media, speed and reliability make blu-ray
>> a viable backup media yet, to backup hard drives?

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> No.
>
> But a 1TB hard drive for <$100.


Argh.

But should've said 'buy'. Having a shocker tonight.

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      09-05-2009
Sarah Austin wrote:

> Andy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote :
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>> Sarah Austin wrote:
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>>> Does the price of burner drives, media, speed and reliability make
>>> blu-ray a viable backup media yet, to backup hard drives?

>>
>> No.
>>
>> But a 1TB hard drive for <$100.

>
> Seriously???


Yes. Why not? Burnt optical media is not a good medium for important
backups regardless of whether it's CD/DVD/BD. You could probably buy 2
x 1TB (or even 1.5TB) SATA disks for the price of a blu-ray burner,
and house one of these drives in a different location (useful in the
event of fire/flood/theft/drive failure of the on-site backup).

Aside from that;

Cheaper per gigabyte than blu-ray.

Easier and less fuss than blu-ray (only one disk instead of having data
spread across multiple disks)

Faster than blu-ray.

More reliable than blu-ray 'burnt' discs.

More compatible than blu-ray.


Cheers,
Andy.

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