Trust BluRay Burner?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by EricBrian, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    So, I want to buy a BluRay burner and use it as a backup device for photos. Are the burner's mature enough to trust? If so, which one would you buy?

    Thanks! :)
    Eric
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    How many photos do you have?

    Considering that both DVD-Rs and DVD burners are extremely cheap, and Blu-Ray discs and burners are quite the opposite, it will probably be much more cost effective to back them up to DVDs and have to use a few DVDs instead of a single Blu-Ray disc.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    i would agree here.
     
  4. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    I already have about 50 DL DVDs. I think I need to go with a medium that holds more than DLDVD and that is why I want to switch to BluRay.

    Thanks for the input. :)

    Eric
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Holy **** that's a lot of photos. Sounds like Blu Ray would be a good option
     
  6. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Well, 25GB BD-R discs are $10+ each, and 8.5GB DVD+R DL discs are ~$1.50, so you're looking at more than twice the cost for the same amount of storage. The write times for a BD-R at 2x and 3 DL DVDs at 8x are pretty close. Also, Blu-ray burners cost about 10x as much as a DVD burner. But, Blu-ray discs are more durable than DVDs, it takes a lot more mistreatment to scratch a Blu-ray disc. If going Blu-ray is cost-effective for you, why not go for it? I'm personally going to wait a while longer while the prices keep falling and the speeds keep increasing.
     

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