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Old 2012-01-09, 11:50 AM
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storing cds on a hard drive?

How many audio cd shows would fit on a 3TB external hard drive?
in flac or shn format.
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Old 2012-01-09, 11:58 AM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

A cd is probably average 400mb

3000gb/0,4gb = 7500 cd's
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Old 2012-01-09, 11:58 AM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

6000 or so? How many of those sun visor cd sleeves would it take?
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Old 2012-01-09, 01:33 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

i did that... and tossed every cd i owned except for the retails.

best move i've ever made too
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Old 2012-01-09, 05:15 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

Also if you can afford it, get at least 2 externals so one can be used as a backup and the other as your day to day flac player memory location.

I'm paranoid and have at least 2 backups...especially for the shows I have recorded personally. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 2012-01-09, 07:08 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?



3TB = 3145728 MB
CD = 700MB
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Old 2012-01-09, 08:24 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

thanks for the info, i will get a external when the prices go back down and rip to flac
have too many plastic bins of discs!
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Old 2012-01-09, 10:00 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

I lucked out and bought two 2TB Seagate externals for $69 each at costco on black friday. I'm seriously considering sticking all my cds on externals. Video is a different animal (at least in my case).
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Old 2012-01-09, 10:15 PM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

switch everything over to 3.5" floppy discs
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Old 2012-01-10, 12:01 AM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

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switch everything over to 3.5" floppy discs
Oh yes, don't forget about needing 30 floppys to back something up.

Those were the days.
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Old 2012-01-10, 12:02 AM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

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I'm paranoid and have at least 2 backups...especially for the shows I have recorded personally. Better safe than sorry.
2, sometimes 3x, plus data discs.
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Old 2012-01-10, 01:37 AM
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Re: storing cds on a hard drive?

^^^ this is recommended, have also burn my flac collection on dvd, distributed risk!
only my dvd9 video´s only on hdd,
dvd9 are shitty to burn, too much defect after burning
if the hdd is full, i will made a backup
best way is a storage system with raid, but this needs a lot of money
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