Backup To Dvd

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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There's no argument that if you're looking at removable media options for file archiving, data backup to DVD is the only logical choice. Perhaps there's no choice. DVD has become the standard across numerous industries. One after another, organizations of all sizes and types are converting like dominoes from traditional paper-based filing systems to electronic data storage and backup to DVD.

Information Systems and Backup to DVD

It only makes sense. The downsides of too much paper, endless copy machines, and misfiled documents were legendary well before the advent of personal workstations and network infrastructures. Computer technology and redundant systems have moved along at a tremendous pace. The hype about the DVD technology has subsided. It's well established now as the standard among software publishers, musicians, and movie makers.

The hype was warranted, however. Capacity is the magic word. A single-sided single-layer DVD holds about 4.7 gigabytes of data to the CD's 650 megabytes. A double-sided double-layer DVD tops out at 17 gigs. Data backup to DVD means one disk, not numerous CDs. This capacity question should be a clear enough picture on the merits of a five-inch diameter disk that's only one-sixteenth of an inch thick. Whatever data management solution you choose or have in place for your organization, DVDs fit in very nicely.

Portability counts. The most important issue, easily accessible backup data storage, is resolved. After that, DVDs mean you can take work with you, no matter what the size of the files or application. Maybe you're on the road and out of reach of an Internet connection. We're covered coast to coast, but not in every pocket of the country. What's more, broadband and wireless are still for the most part restricted to the major metropolitan areas. Transporting the necessary information with you alleviates these worries


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