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RE: A Round Tuit

Well done, in computer audio backups are essential.

I would not rely on having the original CDs as a form of backup due to the considerable labour involved in ripping the things in the first place (unless you have a very small collection). I don't spend every day ripping and after two years only have around a third of my collection done. I wouldn't want to have to go through all that again.

I would now advise you to buy a third drive and back up to that. Why? Because with two drives only if your first drive dies then you are left with one drive. And you then have no backup!

Futhermore that third drive can be stored away from your place so that you then have some security should you suffer theft or fire. Although you could do the offsite storage with a second drive, that won't help if you have a listening session one evening and drive one fails. With your second drive at home you can simply swap it in and carry on with your listening. Not so good if your only backup is stored at work, with a friend or even, as some do, in a bank vault.

Edits: 03/07/17

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