Re: Organization of CDs

From: Nels Johnson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/28/05-01:57:20 PM Z
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I've had the same thoughts as to how to store my growing digital
library. The problem with CDs is that their storage capacity is
limited thus producing your problem of a difficult to manage
library. The latest generation of DVDs promises significantly more
storage capacity. How about using a backup hard drive. They have
huge storage capacity, and with the automatic backup software on the
market, they make saving your new and modified images very simple.
The thought is with two hard drives, if one goes down there is still
the other one. If you need to transport some images, then burning
them to a CD/DVD is quite easy.


On Jul 27, 2005, at 9:38 AM, joachim oppenheimer wrote:

> We are all accumulating CDs (and DVDs) for storage. It is said -
> and I have
> no proof of this - that CDs should be stored vertically to prevent
> warping.
> The thinner jewel cases do not lend themselves to edge writing and
> face
> writing does not lend itself to ready retrieval. With hundreds of
> CDs, what
> good methods for retrieval have been developed? I am storing
> functional CDs
> (software such as drivers) in one location separate from production
> CDs -
> that helps a little. I have thought of edge-marking by color codes to
> categorize the "art" but that seems unwieldy - I currently use the
> thicker
> jewel cases (becoming more difficult to find) and label the edges
> with a
> typed strip - but that is still very cumbersome. Thanks for any
> suggestions.
> Joachim
Received on Thu Jul 28 13:57:07 2005

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