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Subject: Re: uh oh HD woes
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-10-08


I keep 20 gig of my 120 gig hard drive dedicated to a backup of my player. It
amounts to about $15 of the total cost of my drive.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 01:47:04AM +0100, mrlipring wrote:
> 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.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >

-- 
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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