AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > AnimeSuki & Technology > Tech Support

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2006-04-05, 10:45   Link #21
timojasper
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tofusensei
Burn a copy of windows XP, all your codecs, and media player classic, etc., along with the original xvid video

Though, burned CDs and DVDs have a very short shelf life, so maybe keeping them on disk arrays is a smarter way to do it?

I think data on hard disks is about the same price per gig as DVDs O_O;

-Tofu
How short do you call very short? Is this btw true? I thought dvd's and cd's went forever :-S.
timojasper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-04-05, 11:50   Link #22
bayoab
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by timojasper
How short do you call very short? Is this btw true? I thought dvd's and cd's went forever :-S.
They have a rated life time before they start degrading. They do not last forever. I do not remember the exact numbers but it used to be 5-10 years.
bayoab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-04-05, 13:07   Link #23
timojasper
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Man thats shit!!! this way ill keep on copieng .
Does this only cound for home burned cd's and dvd's? Does it depend on how often U use them?

What is the life time of a external harddisk when you only use it once every month?
timojasper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-04-05, 14:05   Link #24
Sides
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Age: 32
It depends on many factors, how long a disc remain usable.
Just store it in a decent place with low humidity,
no sunlight and in a constant room temperature.

Also it is better to use disc manufactured by Yuden or MCC,
you can get them branded as Plextor, Verbatim and other brands,
just check before you buy them.
And if possible store the discs in DVD/CD cases and
not in those bag things, sleeves aso.

With HDD you can also lose your data, like from a head/plate crash
or if you place a strong magnet on it.

Basically your files cannot be safe forever ^^
Just check your disc after few years and make a new copy of it,
if the quality has dropped (use tools such as cdspeed).

Last edited by Sides; 2006-05-03 at 03:50.
Sides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-04-10, 22:42   Link #25
tweaker
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Two options:

1) pay a lot of money for a good tape back up system
2) tarball, gzip, and dump them on DVDs

tweak
tweaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-02, 06:39   Link #26
Syaoran
Contemplating Naruto
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
I bought an external harddisk to store my Anime & DV tapes.
In the past I used to burn them on DVD (& CDs), but after a few year, stored in a dark & dry place, some became unreadeable. My Narutaru & .Hack//Sign were lost that way.
Now I've a Western Digital external 320GB HD. I copied everything on it. I do use the DVDs for watching them now. If it's broken, I can burn a replacement in no time.



Anime is kept the way it was, .mkv or .avi The video I captured from my DV tapes is stored as H264 videos. It's big, but they'll be used for making movie DVDs anyway.

And unfortunately, even a hard disk will not keep data forever. Nor do tapes do it. A DAT tape lasts like 30 years.

At the end, it will all be in vain... once you're dead, your children or grand-children will just trow it away with trash together with your manga library you cherished so much T_T
__________________

Visit http://syaoran.miniville.fr/ or help them get a job (~_^)
Syaoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-02, 06:42   Link #27
shiro83
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
I use an external HDD too. For me, I think burning the files on disk is too troublesome for me.
shiro83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-02, 11:06   Link #28
mr.muffin
Member
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Argh... need to start saving to get myself an external HDD...
mr.muffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-02, 11:34   Link #29
Danj
Tech Bloke
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Peterlee, DURHAM, UK
Age: 36
Send a message via ICQ to Danj Send a message via AIM to Danj Send a message via MSN to Danj Send a message via Yahoo to Danj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sides
Or you can use one of those small linux mediaplayer distro,
such as geexbox or movix, just generate a iso with your avi files in it.
Since it is a self booting disc, do it right, no worries.
Heh, I was going to suggest this, but I see somebody beat me to it. Here's a link to Movix and here's a link to Geexbox.
__________________
Danj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-03, 03:56   Link #30
Sides
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Age: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.muffin
Argh... need to start saving to get myself an external HDD...
Get one of these buffalos ^^
I think netgear has a similar product for 2 drives.
Sides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-03, 04:18   Link #31
mr.muffin
Member
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sides
Get one of these buffalos ^^
I think netgear has a similar product for 2 drives.
Those buffalos are overkill for home use.
The netgear one is nice, I like it's network features.
mr.muffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-09, 07:03   Link #32
Kingpincollector
Member
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Age: 34
This is a bit off topic, but I was curious to the shelf life of professionally burned DVDs and CDs. Please tell me that they last longer than 5-10 years. They have to last longer than that because I have old CD's from the early 90'd that still play fine. I just want to know that in 20 years my 400+ official anime DVD collection will still play, along with my PS, PS2, and other video game discs. Does anyone know the shelf life? Thanks.
Kingpincollector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-05-09, 10:33   Link #33
Kurz
Gao~ a sound for the ages
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: I live in a relm of swirling of thought and emotion, Ever lost in the relm of infinite possiblities.
Age: 27
King the only thing you have to worry about is storing those DVD's Outve light and Humid places.

The DVD-R are more prone to decay. Some say you should reburn a copy of the DVD-r's every 10 years or so. Though its all a rough estimate, since we dont know when the data might go.

Your PS1 and PS2 disks are not as prone to it as the DVD Gaming disks. As long as you remember Light and Humdity are its worst enemies.
__________________
Join the ULF!

United Leecher Front.

Save your Love ones from Disease.
Folding@Home Team Animesuki
Kurz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.