How do you store your music?

@mipen2006 (5528)
Australia
February 15, 2007 5:14pm CST
My music is so valuable to me, I need to make sure I have secure and safe copies. I'd like to know your thoughts on the safest way to ensure you always have a backup if you lose what's on your hard drive. I have made back-up MP3s, but I worry about the quality of the CDs, as some of the first CDs I made are already starting to show signs of wear. What do you do?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I always back-up my music on external drive. I back-up all of my photos as well. I make CD only if I want to listen to music in my car.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
19 Feb 07
That's the way I'm thinking of going. An external drive is an excellent idea, but I think I'd like my music and photos on a DVD as well. I couldn't bear to lose these memories, and I can look or listen downstairs on the TV.
@astroo13 (965)
• India
18 Feb 07
I have backed most of my music on cds. It's best to buy good company blank cd's. The cds's of local made companies more often than not becomes unplayable after a few years or with use. I am saying this from personal experience. I buy only sony or moserbaer. If you are checking for free music just register in the site www.muchmusic.net. It is free.Regards
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Thanks for the advice. My music is worth more to me than anything due to the happy memories it brings, and with the internet I've been able to get music from the fifties and sixties, so to trust cheap cd's to store this on is unrealistic. Thanks.
• India
18 Feb 07
it's always better to backup your music on CD's or DVD's.But I prefer DVD's,coz it can store more.But then use good quality disc's and take good care of them.Never ever trust ur music to the computer hard disk..it's always vulnerable to getting formatted
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
It looks like I have to get a DVD writer for my poor old computer.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
15 Feb 07
I have always put my music onto a cd or dvd and use that as a master only then make other cd's to play and I also have a mini disc player that I play them on but I always have that master to fall back on and only gets used to copy from...
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Sounds like I have to gat a DVD writer as copies are safer there.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
15 Feb 07
I buy albums. I like to have the artwork and the album as a whole.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Some of the music I'm refering to you won't find on albums. There are still many songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s I'm looking to download.