Cortex

Level 22
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Most of the time at home cloud not an option, was looking today & over 3 TB of day (music, video & music) The fact it's not easy to upload that amount & download, external backups are not only that but externals in your hand are not subject to anyone else failure - One thing lately in upgrading laptops to SSD is the abundance of 1 TB spinning drives, with low use - For £7 from Amazon (nice enclosure) small backup drives are easily made.
 

The Cog in the Machine

Level 23
Verified
Most of the time at home cloud not an option, was looking today & over 3 TB of day (music, video & music) The fact it's not easy to upload that amount & download, external backups are not only that but externals in your hand are not subject to anyone else failure - One thing lately in upgrading laptops to SSD is the abundance of 1 TB spinning drives, with low use - For £7 from Amazon (nice enclosure) small backup drives are easily made.
That's a huge amount of data. You may want to have a look at Jottacloud
 

Cortex

Level 22
Verified
I've ripped all my CD collection to FLAC & put them in the loft, that around 2000 FLAC albums files & Fifteen years of photographs, I've gradually bought external drives & rotate with my sons drive in case house burns to the ground or robbed - It works well as once copied it's only a case of updating & testing backups - IMO the only things that are not replaceable are data (photographs) & people?
 

South Park

Level 7
Verified
I back up new or changed files two or three times a day to a USB flash drive, and I sync all files to external drives about twice a week using FastCopy

It's much easier these days with large, inexpensive external drives. Ten years ago I was backing up files to floppy disks and CD-Rs, and in fact I transferred the entire contents of a dead laptop to a new one using a dozen CDs.
 
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