Need to Backup 20GB of Digital Images

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raeba

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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
 
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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.
 

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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