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Backup Music

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by CGLOCK19, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. CGLOCK19

    CGLOCK19

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    I have big collection of music I wanna backup for a lifetime of use but can't decide on the best way to do it. I have a DVD+R DL burner but that will still take forever & it doesnt wanna let me put the artist on the cd, just the songs.:whistling: Any help would be appreciated!!
     
  2. Big Al 24

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    It's gonna take a little time any way you try it. I would suggest a DVD burner, blu ray burner, or external hard drive. I don't know what else anyone can do. If you're looking for a magic tool that will organize and arrange your music, it just doesn't exist. That's why it's best to catalog and organize as it comes into your collection. It will take some time, but it'll be worth it too you in the end.
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    External Hard drive is how I would do it. Reasonably inexpensive, and your collection can be modified easily. I have two 500gig External drives, and think they are way better and more efficient than DVDs. Not sure how large your collection is, but I usually move about 10gigs of Music to my external in about 15min.

    You could buy this... 160gig for $79
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4151786&CatId=2421

    Or go the "Do it yourself" route, and buy a hard drive and an enclosure. Its pretty simple and requires little more ability than turning a screwdriver.

    500gig SATA Drive from WD-- $70.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139

    3.5in Enclosure-- $20
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2427201&CatId=2780

    So for $11, You'd basically get another 340gigs of storage..

    IGF
     
  4. CGLOCK19

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    I was hoping someone might know how to keep the songs under the artist name while burning a data dvd disk.
     
  5. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    Can't you just burn it into a folder/directory structure that has the artist name?

    I typically do it like this:
    \<Genre>\<Artist Name>\<Album Name>\<Track #> <Title>

    MediaMonkey will let you do that with aplomb.

    Joey
     
  6. MallNinja4Hire

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    How big is big?

    I just had to back up 25gb of music, 8,479 songs in a ton of folders on those pissy lil 4.7GB discs @ 8x speed which avearged about 15-20min per disc. Didn't take a terrible amount of time but it felt like an eternity to me just sitting there. There's alway the external drive route as others have mentioned
     
  7. CGLOCK19

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    166.57gig Thanks Guys
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

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    I would definitely go w/ an external drive. DVDs would take a while, plus you'd have to have almost 40 freakin DVDs to back it up..lol.

    IGF
     
  9. MallNinja4Hire

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    Jesus Christ All Mighty God. Is all that music w/o videos:rofl:? Jeez.......
     
  10. Tennessee Slim

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    You've got quite an investment in 160 gigs of tunes. I think I'd look at one of the online backup services like Carbonite.
     
  11. CGLOCK19

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    Its 14 years of collecting cd's, no videos Mallninja.
     
  12. DragonRider

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    He's fine, I currently have 38,318 songs, 191 Gigs on my server, between Me, Wife, 3 kids, and live recordings.

    my scheme is
    1 copy on the NAS, this is accessible by everyone.
    1 Copy on my gamming computer, this is the local copy that I rip CD's to and do album art and stuff like that on Database is MediaMonkey.
    1 partial copy of just my music for me at work, gets updated about every 4-6 months.

    DVD's are made of the music that is updated based on Media Monkey and stored at a friends house every 2 months or so, I need to do a full backup next time I have time to kill and set it up.
     
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  13. Big Al 24

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    If you're going to burn a collection that large, you'd probably be better off with blu-ray than DVD. At least then it's 4 or 5 blu-rays.
     
  14. DragonRider

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    Yeah, I agree, but I dont have a Blu-Ray burner, nor a friend to borrow one yet.