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Need to Backup 20GB of Digital Images

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by raeba, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. raeba

    raeba Thread Starter

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    I need a fast and reliable means of backing up 20 gigabytes of digital photos.

    Have any great suggestions? I have a CD Burner and also a DVD burner (though slow and limited to 4.7GB a disk - expensive, but better than losing pics).

    What will compress them without any problems with image quality/de-compression...?

    Thanks a lot.

    Raeba
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Nothing will, if they are already in a compressed format.

    Any compression can only lose quality, as .jpg images are already a compressed format. Zipping a compressed file saves nothing either.
     
  3. Cadet

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    depends on how much you have to spend really :)

    i personally would buy a spare 20gb HDD should only be around £20 - £15 or less. Then just pop that in as a 2nd hard drive.

    if you dont have enough IDE cables to put it in as a secondary hard drive you could also get one of these bad boys ( we use them at work - very handy )

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfoZoom.asp?WebProductID=138544

    Cadet
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Also, the term Backup refers to a second (or more) copy of the files, if you remove them from the primary location after the copy, they're not Backed up. :)

    Personally, I prefer USB/Firewire external drives for off-line backups. They're portable to almost any machine, and your backups are not on-line all the time, avoiding possible disasters.
     
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