Hi. Ever since i switched from film to digital, the space in my computer and ext HD is filling up fast. discovering RAW format only made my suitation worse .
So right now, i was wondering which kind of media is more recommended, another ext HD, or DVD-RAM? (I ruled out dvd-r due to the need to rewrite files, and also dvd-rw due to its unreliability for long time archiving)
some might be wondering why i chose DVD-RAM. basically, what happened to my friend was that he has a stack of ext HD. whenever he finished fillling up one with photos, he would go buy another one. so in his cupboard, there are quite alot of HD which contains infomation and some are left untouched for quite some time. however, lately, i asked him to show me some of our old class pictures. he plugged in the ext HD, and it started making funny noise. it was spoilt.
so basically, dvd-ram seems to be the more reliable choice since some particular dvds would be left untouched for quite a long time. and even if one dvd is spoilt, the damage won't be that great.
however, what's pulling me back is the future support for dvd-ram. i believe some here have heard of ZIP and MO disks. my mum still have some MO disks with infomation, but the drive is long unavailable.
being relatively new at digital archiving, i was wondering if my fears are justified and if there are any other things i need to consider or forgotten. do share some experiences. thanks!
PS: no monster huge data storage like buffalo. too expensive.