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Poll: Which do you think is the best for saving/backing up your work?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Which do you think is the best for saving/backing up your work?".

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Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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external hard drive Sep 25, 2007

External hard drive. Better if you can get two and keep one at another address/somewhere very secure, updating it regularly.

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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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External Hard-Drive Sep 25, 2007

Amy Williams wrote:

External hard drive. Better if you can get two and keep one at another address/somewhere very secure, updating it regularly.


Yup, that's exactly what I do, I use 2 external hard-drives.


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Christopher Burin  Identity Verified
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Agreed Sep 25, 2007

I agree, I also prefer an external hard drive although I use memory sticks a lot too as you can carry them around with you during the day which is a massive asset.

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Noni Gilbert
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Other Sep 25, 2007

As in "two of the above".

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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CDs to keep the peace Sep 25, 2007

At my house, the external HD is occupied by downloaded TV series, movies, music, pictures of Hilary Duff, Zac Efron and whatever or whoever else teenagers fancy these days. So it’s safer if I keep copies and saved work on CDs. They stay in my office and it’s not a battle to get at them when I need them.

They say though, that CDs are going to go out of use in the future, so maybe I’ll have to change my strategy.

PS. Do they even make diskettes anymore? Haven't they gone the way of the Dodo bird?


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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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CDs Sep 25, 2007

Nowadays, I save my work on CDs but I am thinking of buying an external hard drive. As I don’t have children as John has, that’s not a problem for me;). I have a dog but I don’t think she would like to keep movies about Tom and Jerry or you know a case?:)
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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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External hard drive Sep 25, 2007

You can buy a 1 TB external hard drive for a few hundred dollars.... that should be enough to back up the contents of an entire small LAN

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Other? Sep 25, 2007

Flash drive and two computers. Are flash drive, memory stick and pen drive all the same? It's only the size of a cigarette lighter, plugs into a USB port, holds a lot.

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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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NAS server Sep 25, 2007

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Combination of methods Sep 25, 2007

And as much as possible automated.
I'm a bit forgetful sometimes, my PC isn't.

So, I upload to a remote server( hosting service), I synchronize data on two computers (network) and every now and then on my laptop. And if I'm working on a really important project, I use a memory stick.

John, I do believe they still make diskettes - 3½ inch ones, that is. Do you even remember 5¼ inch diskettes? Man, this makes me feel old....


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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
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... Sep 25, 2007

CD and diskette (they haven't completely disappeared in my case, I still use them to backup short oncgoing jobs)


Margreet: you mean the real floppy disks? I still have a couple as a memento.


Henry Hinds wrote:

Are flash drive, memory stick and pen drive all the same?



I was going to ask this. I was under the impression that memory stick and pen drive were the same thing...

[Edited at 2007-09-25 15:06]


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Manuel Martín-Iguacel  Identity Verified
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Yes! that's exactly what I do Sep 25, 2007

Amy Williams wrote:

External hard drive. Better if you can get two and keep one at another address/somewhere very secure, updating it regularly.


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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Me too, Andrea! Sep 25, 2007


Margreet: you mean the real floppy disks? I still have a couple as a memento.



Me too. Unbelievable isn't it, that they were once state of the art.

My very first computer had a 20 MB harddrive and two diskdrives, one for 3½" and one for 5¼" diskettes. It was a fullsize desktop PC and very modern then. By comparison, these days I have a 128 MB memory stick that fits into my pocket easily. Well, I suppose that's progress, but it still amazes me to think about it....


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Arianna Tremayne  Identity Verified
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Other - External hard drive Sep 25, 2007

For me the only way to keep the data safely backed up. Tried CDs, but some of the content got corrupted, so I don't use them any more.
I can never fill up a 300 gig hard drive anyway.


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