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Storage Blu-ray discs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by law99, 1 Apr 2013.

  1. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

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    I've always been lucky enough to be able to pinch optical discs from work. But they don't have blu-ray.... :waah:

    Where have people here been buying them? (if at all) I'm not bothered by dual layer. Packs of 25 or 50 is what I'm going for. I've got a lot of stuff I fancy backing up. I'm no longer happy with just two sites both with raid.

    I may see if work can order some for me and I'll pay... but if people have a hidden gem of a store or any recommendations about buying them, that would be ace. (makes to avoid would be good also)
     
  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    I sometimes use BigPockets although they are currently doing server maintenance so can't check at mo.
     
  3. law99

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    Why! Argh! :)

    Cool... I'll check later. But that looks like the right kind of site... Specialised.
     
  4. ferret141

    ferret141 Minimodder

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    Avoid LTH type discs because they have a shorter life although you may find them cheaper.

    If you're looking for the best in Blurays buy Panasonic or Sony discs.
     
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  5. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    What kind of data are you backing up? Is this long-term or short term backup? Is this something that could be achieved with an inexpensive 500GB or 1TB drive and a USB enclosure, are do you really need a stack of Blu-ray discs?
     
  6. law99

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    It's backed up already in two places. Nas at home and a server in Portsmouth. And some is duplicated on my pc, gfs laptop for ease of use.

    It's all long term storage. Lots of pictures, videos and work stuff also. All sorts.

    I'd rather it be using something a bit simpler and physical to archive now. It's encroaching on 3tb. So putting necessary materials onto Blu-ray discs and into a folder to be kept with me. I'm hoping in the event that anyone ever robs me, they won't realise the worth of that folder. So granting there is no catastrophic event in Portsmouth at the same time, all is well.

    Also, I don't want to have to drive to Portsmouth as the speeds over the internet, while quick, would be better if I was on site, plugged in.

    In the future I can just look at a Google drive with a spreadsheet of what is what and have immediate access to my data when required. Or just browse the folder.

    I understand the benefit of using a large external drive, but I don't want that to be another device that can break or be an easy target for thieves. I've had external drives go missing. I've not had any cds/dvds in my folders disappear.

    My Portsmouth site will be hosting websites for friends also. So I'd like to be able to keep their projects backed up to blu-ray. I can just update their disc or burn a new one. It's easier to post to them as well if they aren't in the same part of the country.
     
  7. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    I've used SVP many times in the past. Never had a problem with them and their costs have been good.
     
  8. law99

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    By the way... thanks for this. A v.important factor if archiving.
     
  9. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    riviera multimedia do lots of DVD & Bluray stuff as well as printing etc

    however cost per GB is £0.17- £0.20

    WD green 2TB drive is £0.15 per GB so why why bother with blu-ray ?
     

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