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faithzzzz

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not sure if this is the right foum,I could not find anything on storage.
I have lots of programs and ect,and i want something for a long time
storage,like 8-10 years at least.

cd burner......................I have one and it works ok
dvd burner....................not sure on how to install dvd burner
external hard drive.........how can I tell if a external hard with work on my computer

jump drive.....................I lose data after a few months,I cant trust that.

any ideas please
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well, if your system supports firewire or has usb 2.0 an external hdd is an excellent choice as they often come with backup software. Some choices also come with the necassary pci card for it to work with.

now the cd burner works great as long as your data doesn't exceed the size limit. media is very cheap as are the drives themselves.

dvd burner: installs just like the cd burner did. they have dropped significantly in price. Media is still expensive when compared to cd-r media, but much cheaper than it used to be. Most dvd burners come with software, make sure to look at what they include if you get one.
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what kind of cd disk is best for long storage?

I dont like imation,because so far I have 4 cds that will not burn now,
after buring them 2 times,then it stops.

are memorex a good brand? how long is storage? about 8 years
with them in covers.
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