Recently, I’ve been archiving some of my favourite music CDs using EAC. Mostly it’s stuff I couldn’t live without and stuff that’s getting harder to find, or already out of print, and likely to be hard to replace should my current copy degrade.
I’m keeping FLAC copies on my hard drive, but I also want to make some copies on optical media as well. What do you figure is the best method for this?
a) Make a master back-up copy as a DATA CD (WAV or FLAC). Make secondary copies from the master and use the secondary copies for everyday use.
b) Make a master back-up copy as a MUSIC CD. Extract the audio from this as needed and burn to secondary copies.
I’ve been told DVD+/-R isn’t quite up to the same level of longevity as CD-R media. If anyone can disprove this, I’d gladly use my DVD+Rs instead.
Mind you, if I still have a FLAC copy available on my HDD then I would use that, but I’m trying to have multiple methods of backup.