Backup To DVD: 8 Reasons Why

June 9, 2018

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A backup to DVD gives you advantages that no other backup method can match. Here are 8 advantages you have when doing a backup to DVD:

  1. Low initial cost – These days, DVD writers are often bundled with new computers. Even if your computer does not have one built-in, you can get one for about $ 40. Not only that, but the drive can be used to make DVDs of your home movies, burn CDs with your music selections, or just to copy data. If you have a DVD writer for any of these reasons, the backup function is a free extra .
  2. Blank DVDs are cheap – Blank DVDs cost only cents per disk . There is no other medium that gives you the same cost benefit. If you plan on doing a regular backup to DVD, I recommend that you start out by buying a spindle of blank DVDs.
  3. Backup history – As you backup files to DVD, you build up a history of how the files have changed . This can really help you if you have accidently overwritten any files, or changed something three weeks ago to a document and need to see what the file looked like before the change.
  4. Multiple copies – If you backup to DVD R and store those disks, you have multiple copies of your data. If anything happens to some of your disks, you can still restore the information from the ones that are OK.
  5. Offsite backups – If you backup to DVD, you can take the disks to another location to keep them safe. This protects them against the theft or a natural disaster at the location where your original data is. Using a USB hard drive can not protect you against a flood or theft.
  6. Robustness – A DVD disk is just a piece of plastic. Even if you drop it, accidently spill coffee on it or just let it lie around, it will probably still work. This makes DVD disks very safe to use as backup media.
  7. Easy, compact storage – Suppose you do a backup every week, using one DVD per backup. If you store your DVD backup disks on a spindle, a whole year's worth of backups will fit on a single 50-disk spindle.
  8. Easy backups – If all your files fit on one DVD, it's simple and fast to just copy the files to the DVD, using the DVD writing program that came with the drive.

44 Comments

  • Tiddly June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Some one please help me I will pay $ I stg

    So on a old Pc I am upgrading it is a ATX and it has on the mother board 24 slots and I cant find a power supply that has 24 pins I saw a couple that have a 20 pin cable and a separate 4 pin cable so at first I thought that would work but then some where else on the mother board there is a 4 slot spot so I am so annoyed and I have to get these parts before like 3 weeks so some one please help me by sending me a link to one that u think would work

  • Reaction Bros June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    man i wish i had a better pc cause i wanna play fortnite on epic settings and it would look majestic but my shitty pc only can run low settings and my cpu is apparently 80-90 degrees plz save me austin and im a big fan of you

  • franfred11 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Hillary should have bought one of those data eliminators for her emails

  • albiechops June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    can you do a face reveal?

  • TMD1 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Austin can you do the ultimate Xbox one x

  • Dimitris Patsiaouras June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    jeryrig should go there

  • laughy jacky June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Cause I remember the last time you did a video on ssd’s for the fastest ps4 and Xbox one

  • laughy jacky June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    To make the loading time faster

  • laughy jacky June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Uummm is it worth it to get an ssd for the Xbox one x

  • laughy jacky June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Heyo

  • [info redacted] June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Make a "Building the ultimate[ Xbox one X, Xbox one S (preferablely), PS4 pro, or PS4 slim]" video. Preferably Xbox one S, please.

  • Katherine Taylor June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    When will xbox make a vr

  • Aditya T.S. June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Awesome Video Austin.

  • Jelly Abomination June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    What do u prefer Xbox or ps4

  • Linda Li June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Austin, fuck you, go die!!! repay my money!!!

  • Linda Li June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    What should I do? I was lied by Austin. He deceived my money and caused me to lose my job.

  • SuperMarioParody June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Austin You Should Review This PC CyberPowerPC – Gamer Master Desktop – AMD Ryzen 5-Series – 8GB Memory – AMD Radeon RX 580 XTR

  • Brian Fernando June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    can you do a review on the ROG Strix SCAR II Gaming Laptop, GL504

  • Giovanii Gonzalez June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Remember when duncan said asshole YoungHomie on a question about him having a girlfriend yes i said duncan for you old school Austin Evans fans

  • Agent M June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    So this is where Hillary Clinton went…

  • Cheesy The Gamer June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I have this WD book drive that has a hard drive that has lots of copys of windows and when I tried to turn it on it made clicking noises.

  • The_Quantum_Doctor June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Hey data this is Zuckerberg

  • The_Quantum_Doctor June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Anybody knows a good case for the photon 4.0?

  • KING 8 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Ask for Austin ok got it

  • GunSlinger LumberJack June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Hey guys,This is Austin!

  • Mr_Cake June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I uhhh have a 32gb “Homework” drive I need to move

  • ItzVoxel lol June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Huh, DATA, hmm checking through save data…. found 1 sad memory! remember the time your house burned down in 2014? And remember your friend helped you?

  • Qin heuang June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Linus already did it!

  • Fyre Nexus June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Do is Hyrule warriors definitve edition worth it

  • MikeNoPlay June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    "Copy" "Paste" , "Mark , I've done here,gotta take a coffee?"

  • bfredd33 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I am a gtx 1080

  • rain shine June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Your made for this.

  • middleschooler96 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Linus did it

  • draxman76 June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    That's really cool that people will go to such lengths to recover files.

  • Meem Ain June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Why do you have your video as an advertisement in YouTube

  • Sebastian Moya June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    H E Y G U Y S T H I S I S A U S T I N

  • jason s June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Awesome video thanks man!

  • elias moises fernandez fleitas June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Linus have a face change?

  • Juan Carlos June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You won a new subscriber..

  • erica June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You don't need a cleanroom to save flash chips, only the super sensitive mechanical drives.

  • Tykely Bazx June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You channel is cool

  • Lewis Li June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Legit when he said USB's bitten by dogs my phone made a weird noise like a stutter noise😲

  • Flena 10s June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    rock austin

  • Janko Kinčeš June 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You forgot to make another cheap waste amazon mistery.

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