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Roomful of vinyl reduced to a hard drive
« on: November 22, 2009, 11:44:04 AM »
I moved into my first home in 1998. 

I had a huge vinyl record collection which I had collected from 1976 onwards, consisting of approximately 15,000 units.

Unfortunately the room that held my vinyl records was inundated by flood water from Katrina in 2005.  I was heartbroken (although I did get a huge tax write-off for uninsured losses).  Also when I moved to my current home, I didn't have to move and store the roomful of vinyl (a huge heavy task)

Over the past year I have been ripping and downloading music files for my music server.

By my estimates, I now have 2-3 times as much music as I had in the roomful of vinyl on a single 2 terrabyte external USB drive.

Somehow in 1998, I never thought that the roomful of vinyl could be reduced to the size of a book.  This makes backup possible and future loss much less likely.  Also, moving this amount of music is effortless.

Technology is still surprising to me.

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Re: Roomful of vinyl reduced to a hard drive
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 12:20:31 PM »
Not only that, but rather than insuring a hundred or two hundred grand worth of vinyl, you can just keep your own backup, just in case.  Not only that, but you can share your collection through a home network and listen to it in any room in your house, or on headphones at your wireless laptop even.
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Re: Roomful of vinyl reduced to a hard drive
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 06:12:53 PM »
I moved into my first home in 1998. 
By my estimates, I now have 2-3 times as much music as I had in the roomful of vinyl on a single 2 terrabyte external USB drive.
Hope it's on more than one drive, preferably in a different location,
and you've not just reached the possibility of backup, but actually
made backups.  It would be `terrabyteable' if you lost your collection.
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Re: Roomful of vinyl reduced to a hard drive
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 07:11:41 AM »
I have multiple redundant backups:

2 other external hard drives
DVD-R backups
backups on my main computer hard drives
backups on external hard drives on my main computer
...and I have the original CDs.

However, I do need to move some of these backups offsite in case of fire, tornado, or nuclear apocalypse.