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


that's exactly it - space is so cheap, and generally we all have loads of
it, so why scrimp and risk losing stuff?

i'll admit that at the mo my collection has outgrown my internal hard
drives, and the stuff on the archos ain't backed up in a hard drive at the
mo, (between jobs - not fun) but i'll be fixing that asap. a nice new 120gb
drive will house it for a few months yet, i reckon.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David McIntyre" <plugh_at_mudbarn.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:36 AM
Subject: Re: uh oh HD woes

> 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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