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Old 01-08-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Port Washington, NY
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Hi,

I read that if one of the aforementioned events happened then it could destroy computers, flash drives, dvd's, data centers, the internet, electronics and so forth.

Is there an INEXPENSIVE way that we can back up our personal photos, videos and documents in the event of such events occurring?
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Shoot the messenger.

Much of this is tremendously overhyped.

Toss your backups into a bank safety deposit box if you are concerned. Reinforced concrete and redundant metal boxes are good protection from a lot of things.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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M DISC
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2933...and-years.html
Want your data to outlive you by a few centuries? M-Disc optical media, with its super-stable data layer, is what you're looking for.

At a Glance
  • Millenniata M-Disc

    Pros
    • Lasts a very long time
    • Read compatible with nearly all existing drives

    Cons

    • M-Disc DVD-R can only be written with compatible burners


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Old Yesterday, 07:21 AM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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Make hard copies of everything.
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Old Yesterday, 08:51 AM
 
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Make hard copies of everything.
Agreed. Make sure you print out each Blu-ray. Only need around 16 million pages per disc.
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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Location: Bellmawr, New Jersey
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Use the M Disc but if this happens they're are gonna be bigger problems to worry about then a lost puppy from 10 years ago.
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Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Port Washington, NY
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M DISC
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2933...and-years.html
Want your data to outlive you by a few centuries? M-Disc optical media, with its super-stable data layer, is what you're looking for.

At a Glance
  • Millenniata M-Disc

    Pros
    • Lasts a very long time
    • Read compatible with nearly all existing drives

    Cons

    • M-Disc DVD-R can only be written with compatible burners


Will M-Discs survive a nuclear war, EMP or solar flare?
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Will M-Disc survive nuclear war, EMP or solar flare?
"M-Disc DVD-R can only be written with compatible burners"

Seriously, you ask the wrong question. The word "compatible" brought it to mind. The more likely question is "Will M-Disc survive..." toddler offspring with toxic spit-up, a failed relationship or two, a couple moves involving questionable roommates, a job where they demand access to your social media and private accounts, and a desire to have your past recorded?

For generations, individuals had the luxury of their pasts being lost to history and examination. If you have ANY idea of the lives of your great great grandparents, it is because only the positive aspects of those lives were recorded. Your illegal download of "Debbie Does Dallas" may come to epitomize your life. Be very careful of what you wish for.
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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Agreed. Make sure you print out each Blu-ray. Only need around 16 million pages per disc.
Oh, I thought you were asking a serious question, like how to save things worth saving (like photos and documents) and in a way that would survive an EMP fine. I didn't realize you were asking a joke question, like how to back up movies on Blu-Ray that would be useless after an EMP, since there wouldn't be a way to view them. My mistake.
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