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  1. 22 hours ago, Koby said:

    I use to burn dvds like that, but shit when I needed them, even as soon as a few months later, they all had errors or failed to transfer off due to "cyclic redundancy" (and this was across various brands including: memorex, phillips, verbatim, and others).

     

    That and now days most anime episodes I download are 2-3GB each... with movies being 10-20 GB each... Making DVDs completely useless until I wanted to split .rar them across multiple discs. A single 12 episode series would take roughly 8 to 9 discs.

     

    And when you factor in the price of the discs, even if you catch a big sale, say $15 for a 100 pack. With a 100 discs if you managed to fill every one of them to 100%, which you won't due to how you'd manage to make them fit, you'd only get around 430 GB.... for the $15. That means for $75 you're only getting about 2TB of storage if you managed to fully utilize every disc to 100%. And this was factoring in a good sale price on the discs. Normal price for 100pk of DVDs in stores like Bestbuy often run between $35 to $50.

     

    A 2TB hard drive is usually around $70, takes up less space, and you're able to delete and put new things on it to trump old releases, etc... Which means it's completely silly to opt to go the disc route over using hard drives.

     

    If you're worried about data loss, put your drives into a raid configuration. So if one fails, you know about it right away and you don't even lose anything. With discs on the other hand, there isn't much you can do besides burn multiple copies and hope one of them works the next time you want to use them.

    I have tried DVD's  for much older stuff , on most cases I use a hard disk.I initially had the idea of burning a DVDand popping in into a DVD player to play shows,but that never worked out.


  2. On 8/21/2017 at 5:57 PM, ezikialrage said:

    I have a couple of external hard drives.I also burn anime on dvd.  Although one of these days I might get a bluray writer and start burning on bluray. That way all my eggs are not in one basket.

    @ezikialrage I was wondering if you were open to the idea of how you archive your anime via DVD , a little insight is hugely appreciated. I have tried and failed .


  3. On 2/5/2018 at 5:34 PM, emjay911 said:

    SO .. what are you watching now ?

    Code Geass ? Decent show.

     

    Any other shows ?

    Sorry for the late reply.Finished Code Geass, Death Parade,SAO Ordinal Scale, and was watching some dubbed episodes of Pokemon for naostalguc reasons. Also checked out Initial D , thanks to DarkDream .


  4. On 2/5/2018 at 5:34 PM, emjay911 said:

    SO .. what are you watching now ?

    Code Geass ? Decent show.

     

    Any other shows ?

    Sorry for the late reply.Finished Code Geass, Death Parade,SAO Ordinal Scale, and was watching some dubbed episodes of Pokemon for naostalguc reasons. Also checked out Initial D , thanks to DarkDream .


  5. I was desperatley searching for some good scooby doo episodes and a very fustrated google search led me to to Tooncores magical index.That was close to two years back. I am not much active due to work and stuff but going through the various topics knowing about others opinions on cartoons and anime and even the little things like the topics in pre screening mini clips the experiences is a treasure.

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