safety of disks and/or jump drives

Avatar for newgrandmom2002
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-29-2003
safety of disks and/or jump drives
5
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 12:00pm

:smileyindifferent: Hello ladies

Avatar for emty_nstr
Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 3:05pm

You are right disks are not forever....I think if handled right they will last a long time and I have some pictures on them.......

I only use jump drives to take data, pix and stuff from my home computer to my laptop and back.....

I have an external drive but then it is a hard drive like in the computer......

So even though, I have the extra drive hooked up, I have pictures saved on disks and then last April I said to heck with it and signed up for Carbonite...on line back up.....It costs but only about $55 a year.. It backs up all by itself and it is as safe as it can be......

You may have heard of Carbonite a lot of people including Kim Komando on the radio endorse it.......but there are others.

You can store photos online many places....but if you just want storage and not so others can see them then I would suggest you pay for an online service..

Amazon has one here is the link you can get a little free space to start with but you can check it out here

http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

This one sounds pretty good also it is about $60 a year.

http://www.backblaze.com/

This one sounds good it says it is for people with less than 100 GB to store......

Avatar for emty_nstr
Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 3:06pm

If you choose one of the online backups please come back and tell us how it went and if you like it or not.....

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2007
Sat, 10-29-2011 - 5:46pm

I have heard good things about Mozy, as well as Dropbox and Carbonite.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/ladybug987/Signatures/springbutterflybarb.jpg>

CL-ladybug987

Avatar for emty_nstr
Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 12:39pm

I remember when the CDs first came out they said they could last 100 years.......I figured that would probably be just fine with me.......then they revised it downward. ButI still think if they are kept safe and not over heated or frozen or mishandled they should last a long time.....

But I also thought maybe I should leave a message in my docs about my storage so that if someone needed to find that stuff they could find it.....lol I know I am not going to last forever...

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2007
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 4:45pm

I just found an article on online backup services.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/ladybug987/Signatures/springbutterflybarb.jpg>

CL-ladybug987