[QUOTE=vroom;2699509]From previous experience with ReWritable media, i would strongly suggest that you dont use them to store anything important for a long period of time, RW & RE are good for testing or for a quick backup of non important data.
Plus RE media are stuck at 2x and there for you will have enough time to burn a BD-R and also go out and get a hard drive.[/QUOTE]My data is backed up to several different Hard Drives on varying schedules. I was wondering about also backing it up to optical media as an additional method not on a HD. Obviously I can burn write once media. I wasn’t sure how re-writable media would compare. I focused in on BD-RE since they hold a lot more data than CD-RW or DVD+/-RW media.
[QUOTE=Kerry56;2699513]I have a few that I use for testing now and again. I don’t use them for long term storage, though they should work for six month interval backups.
The ones I have are the original, Japanese made TDK discs, which they no longer make. FTI Falcon now make those same discs, but I think they only come in packs of 25 or more.
Adorama has the individual Panasonic BD-RE 25gb discs, but they are nearly $10 each.
2x burning [B]is[/B] painful however.[/QUOTE]IMHO, 2x BD-R burning for movies isn’t that bad. I have a big pile (~100 discs) of MiJ Panasonic 2x BD-R media that I picked up fairly cheap (relatively speaking). I just start the burn and just let it go while I do something else. I suppose depending on the method used for a backup a 2x burn speed could be cumbersome though, especially if you’re having to swap in multiple discs.