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Old 03-14-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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wow, i can already tell this is gonna be a bitch, anyone know a good (logical) way to backup over 20 gigs of music/videos?
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
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over a network if you have another pc, buy a cheap pack of cd rw's if you have a re writer, use an ipod if you have one, buy a cheap hdd to transfer onto . and thats all i can think of. i would personally buy some cheap rw's and do it that way or even dvd disks if your pc supports them
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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ya if u have dvd disks thats the best way to do it otherwise use cd-rs and if u dont have any kind of burner then well...u need to get one!
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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External hard drive...

I have a PC in the corner here with 200GB hard drive, which we just bang everything onto when we need to, I also got a couple of encolsures and some 10GB HDD's somewhere, might fix them up later....

But yeah, I would say different computer if the best way, or a decent external HDD.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: back up 20+ gigs???

I use an external hdd most of the time. But if u don't have one and don't want to buy one then u could just ask if u could like take ur pc to a friend and put the files on his comp.

Also since we are talking about only 20GB if u have a dvd burner then u could just burn a few dvds. Using CDs would be my last resort since for 20GB u are going to need about 30 CDs.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: back up 20+ gigs???

yeah, i was thinking dvds too, but i don't know how to burn data to a dvd (what program to use) as i normally only use them for movies
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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you can use nero, its fairly simple to burn a data dvd. Just hit make data dvd drag 4.7gbs worth of stuff and it willl burn it.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:50 PM   #8
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sounds good!
i'm gonna do that
then reinstall windows, i got like wayyyyy too much crap
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im gonna be gone for a cuple hours
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Good luck..dont fu*k up...hehe that rhymes...
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What I do is I just move data to another computer.
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Use Nero to back up, as it will also compress the files, and save the number of DVD's that you will use, (If you choose to use that method) personally its my preferance but then I only have the one computer now, and it has a 300gig hard drive, I sometimes slot a 40gig one in the spare bay, and then use that to transfer large amounts of data if I am moving it to a new computer.

Its down to personal preference really
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Default Re: back up 20+ gigs???

yeah, an ipod would be a great solution instead of using up all of those discs. but if you don't have one, i guess you should use DVD's. i think they're like 4.7 gigs...compared to a 700mb cd-r
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #13
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If you want to spend like 5$ a disk do DL dvd.
That equals 8.4gigs of space EACH disk.
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well i have an ipod, but i used 18 gigs already on it
and i'm reinstalling windows, so i need to back up all my stuff, and the 18 gigs on my ipod is the bulk, the rest is just some other stuff
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Default Re: back up 20+ gigs???

Just go with the dvds if you want a quick solution but since it can only hold about 4.7gb single layered, 8.4 gb dual layered, it might take several dvds to cover your whole 20 gigs. You might just want to get a small external hd and just put everything on there if you want it done in one piece. Lol, or you could just put everything on your ipod.
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lol, i started the nero backup utility, so its all backing up to like 7 dvds :/ lol
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Get a cheap cheap hard drive off newegg.. Like..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822101009

Cheap, and kinds nice.. I got it from this list..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rice=&maxPrice=

Only one other their, but eh..

Anyways as for internal..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822140118

Id get that internal, if you wanna speed like $45. I think its worth it to back up your computer. Just remember, no need to back up your games, just the save files from them..
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I have a 250 GB Maxtor installed in my computer that I use for a storage drive anytime I need to do anything like that, along with my 200 GB Maxtor. Works well, I like it.
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Well.. I mean for a backup, you dont want to always have the other drive connected to the computer. Incase of a virus or just wear and tear. Id just back up the hard drive in the internal, and from their, put the drive back in the box. And back it up whenever needed from then on..
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I'd go with an external Hard Drive myself... or get another one to put in, if you can be buggered. Backing up on so many DVD's seems time consuming.

I'm thinking about getting an external Hard Drive off Ebay Segate 200GB+... But it only works with USB 2.0, and I only have USB 1.1 I think, as everytime I plug in my USB Drive or MP3 Player it says that they can perform faster... Anyway of finding out what type my USB Drive is?
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