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Subject: Re: uh oh HD woes
From: mrlipring (mrlipring_at_tiscali.co.uk)
Date: 2003-09-23


surely though, he still has the cds and can re-rip them? not saying that
everything i have in my mp3 collection is owned, mind you.

look at it this way. to rip and encode a cd takes ~5-10 minutes with
lame/eac. say he has a full 20gb on there, that would be ABOUT 200 albums.
that's 33 hours of ripping and encoding. surely that's worth the *5* paltry
blank dvds it would cost to back the stuff up? that's like 4. the
equivalent cds are about the same price too. i know everyone doesn't have a
dvd writer, but data you'd be pissed off at losing is worth more than the
hard drive it's on, never mind the blanks it'd cost to back it up.

i personally just bought a 25-spindle of dvdrs for backing up my collection,
and i think i'll have 2 or 3 spare at the end of the session. i'm not
looking forward to backing them up, but i want to replace the (130-odd!) cds
it's already backed up on.

i know it's all well and good saying this AFTER the drive dies though. :(

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael O'Quinn" <michael_at_oquinn.info>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: uh oh HD woes

> Well, if your 10 gig drive was full, you are looking at a price in the
> ballpark of $50,000.00 ($5/meg x 1000 meg/gig x 10 gig) at that price.
>
> You could buy a a fair number of new CD's for that much money, maybe
> almost enough to possibly replace a major part of your lost collection...
>
> Michael
>
> On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Chris Muth wrote:
>
> > Huh, wow.
> >
> > I would have thought around ten time that.
> >
> > -Chris
> >
> > On 10/7/03 at 1:02 PM David McIntyre wrote:
> >
> > >It used to cost in the neighborhood of $5/meg recovered.
> > >
> > >On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 02:16:35PM -0500, Chris Muth wrote:
> > >> On 10/7/03 at 9:22 AM Colin Gilchrist wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I am guessing you're right that it would be "phenomenally expensive"
to
> > >have the data recovered.
> > >>
> > >> -Chris
> > >
> > >--
> > >David McIntyre plugh_at_mudbarn.com http://www.mudbarn.com
> > >PGP Key fingerprint = CAB5 A73A 43FA 19E3 449D 20B8 25D7 FA84 8847
D6A7
> > >http://www.mudbarn.com/~plugh/plughinfo.txt for geek code, pgp key,
etc.
> >
> >
> >
>



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