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Old 01-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default How often should I re-burn family videos on DVD?

I recently converted all family videos (dating back to the 50's) onto DVD. I have two copies of each. One kept at a relatives house. And the other in the safe at my house. I know DVDs don't last forever, so how often should I re-burn them all? Is there anything else I should do to make sure they are safe? Should I rip them all to my hard drive as well, even if its going to take 50gb?

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: How often should I re-burn family videos on DVD?

Consider getting an external hard drive. They're relatively cheap these days, and that'd be a great way to keep an EXTRA back-up of all these videos. For reference, I got my 400gb external HD for $90 from circuit city.

As to the burning question, I can't really answer that one. You should be fine for a long time.

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