blue ray as back up?

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  1. cfs, Sep 10, 2011
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    cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    My WD MyBook just failed on me after 4 years and I am now looking for an alternative replacement. I currently have a portable WD HD for backup and was going to buy another to keep off site but am wondering if it is a good idea to use a different media for backup, like buy an external blueray player and burn my info. onto blueray disks.

    Can this work with my late 2007 imac aluminum?

    Thanks,

    cfs
     
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  3. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    About 300 GB. My thought was that as a backup to my back up the disks would have longevity over an external HD.
     
  4. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Seems like a lot of hassle to go BluRay - and are they really reliable over the long term?

    You'd have to keep identifying changed files and taking new backups, as presumably your data changes and gets added to?

    External drives are super cheap these days, why not buy two 500GB ones and have a rotating backup scheme - with one stored somewhere else (to guard against fire/theft/flood etc.)?
     
  5. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya. Your right. Good call.
     

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