Which back-up?

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john88 - Jan 16, 2008 at 04:55 AM
Castor Posts 17747 Registration date Monday July 2, 2001 Status Moderator Last seen March 11, 2015 - Feb 13, 2008 at 05:30 AM
Hey, there!

I'm looking to back up my pictures, MP3, videos, and documents. Looking around, I realize there is no fail safe method… But from what I can discern, Flash Memory appears to be more reliable than an external hard drives or burning a CD/DVD.

Is this correct? If it is, should I buy, a USB Flash Memory Stick, Flash Drive, Flash Card, or are they all the same?

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Castor Posts 17747 Registration date Monday July 2, 2001 Status Moderator Last seen March 11, 2015
Feb 13, 2008 at 05:30 AM
Hi John
I don'"t agree with what you said. The only reliable form actually is opticla disc that can't be erased, so CD-R or DVD-R/DVD+R
Whichever erasable support you choose, there is a potential risk of unwanted erasement.
Plus, the flash memory are built to support a few read/write cycles (around 1000 I might say). So after a lot of deletion/copy your flash memory won't be reliable at all

Hope this helps
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