hello there! after spending the weekend archiving video material and other data on to dvd-r it just occurred to me now to check hard drive prices and it feels like theyve halved once again from what it was only a couple of months ago. now you can pay less per gigabyte when buying a hard drive rather than (good) dvd-rs. so heres my question: being that both hard drives (with the mechanics involved) and dvds (with the whole "look at me im so thin and shiny but nothing works after a while") are not perfect for permanent archiving (i guess those data tapes are the best bet, but im not rockafeller), which one is the lesser evil? i know archiving on hard drives, especially with the large amount (video) that im dealing with, would be easier, and this whole roxio toast splitting data on several dvds doesnt feel good either, but which one is more permanent? if i backup a full 750gb hdd disk and put it on the shelf for 10 years along with the same 750gb on dvd-rs, which will put a smile on my face in 2018?