What brand of DVD/CD media do you use for photo storage?

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What brand or DVD/CD media do you use?

TDK
2
7%
Sony
7
23%
Maxell
1
3%
Ritek
1
3%
Verbatim
7
23%
Imation
4
13%
Kodak
2
7%
Anything I can get my hands on
5
17%
Non branded media/Generic
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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bfitzgerald
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What brand of DVD/CD media do you use for photo storage?

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:05 pm

This one should be interesting..it might seem trivial, but with archival storage of photos being so important, one worth talking about.
I have some thoughts, that I will share later on.
If you use archival gold discs etc, you could mention that as well.

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Re: What brand of DVD/CD media do you use for photo storage?

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:37 pm

I haven't really treated backing up onto DVD disks with the respect it deserves I guess, I did backup all my photo's onto TDK disks once (one of those 50 disc containers, and I have a similar Sony one unused someplace) and only used about 10 disks at the time, Elements has been complaining for a while about needing to backup again. But my security system (unbeknown to Elements) already backs up the photos on a regular basis to the external HD, replicated twice on two separate computers, one of which only exists as a backup and doesn't get a lot of use.
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Re: What brand of DVD/CD media do you use for photo storage?

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:05 am

HDD is always a good way to back up, though I burn CD/DVD's too, just in case.

I have found verbatim to be about the most reliable, I have not had any issues with them. I did with some Ritek ones a few years back..though they might be better now.

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Re: What brand of DVD/CD media do you use for photo storage?

Unread postby pabloisme » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:23 pm

alas dvd & cd IS NOT a good long term storage medium

even facory music cd's lose the data stored, you just email a record (record? ok music company) say it used to work now it don't and you get a replacement! no questions asked

no sending the "not working" item back
SEE don't just look


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