Re: Is Blu-Ray a viable backup media?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Andy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Andy

    Andy Guest

    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.

    HTH,
    Andy.

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    Andy, Sep 4, 2009
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  2. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Andy wrote:

    > 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.


    Argh.

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

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  3. Andy

    Andy Guest

    Sarah Austin wrote:

    > Andy <> wrote :
    >
    >> 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.

    >
    > 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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    Andy, Sep 5, 2009
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