1. Some adblockers default filters are now blocking links on akiba-online.com.

    If you cannot see links in threads, disable the filter or whitelist akiba-online.com
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Akiba-Online is sponsored by FileJoker.

    FileJoker is a required filehost for all new posts and content replies in the Direct Downloads subforums.

    Failure to include FileJoker links for Direct Download posts will result in deletion of your posts or worse.

    For more information see
    this thread.
    Dismiss Notice

Format hard drive and backup

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Muz1234, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    You downloaded tons of media, films, for example, but you also like to make backups of it. However, the hard disk is starting to overload as you download lots of films, what do you think I should do? Just reformat the hard drive and re-download the films? Or burn every film to a DVD disc that might take days and hours and so on.
     
  2. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Wait, did I download all this or you did? :eek:
     
  3. barba

    barba we all make mistakes

    external hard drives.
    4tb less than $100.
    8tb less than $150.
     
  4. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    everyone does different things, if you want to save everything, do 2 back ups, and put the back ups in different locations in case of fire
     
  5. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    DO NOT re-download anything...
     
  6. PJB

    PJB Well-Known Member

    I actually don't have a backup of my 'master' collection due to lack of budget, which is unsettling to be honest.. Fortunately I have a fairly expensive piece of kit (WD black) which is constantly monitored for errors. Also it helps to use a really good power supply + quality motherboard so that any kind of shorts of power issues will not adversely affect your components. I do have old drives laying around but those are used for more important backups.
     
  7. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Blu-ray discs. That's me.
     
  8. barba

    barba we all make mistakes

    that’s good advice.


    if you decide to back up onto dvds and need to buy some, you might want to consider wearing a disguise when you go to the store. the last time i bought a spindle, the guy at the register gave me what best can be described as “the hairy eyeball” and said “what are you gonna do with THESE?”. you don’t want other people knowing about your duplication process, no matter how much you trust them. that includes your mother, the police, the neighbors, your best friend… and the guy at the register. they won’t sympathize, even if they say they do. you may want to invest in a trunk with a good lock.



    oh yeah… and if you ever jack off a dog, don’t tell anyone.
     
  9. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    If I am not mistaken, I have formatted my hard drive like more than 50 times.
     
  10. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    LOL You always have such sound advice!
     
  11. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    You're mistaken.
     
    CoolKevin likes this.
  12. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    There are number of JAV files that are larger than 4 gig and it cannot fit into my DVD-R, which is larger than a capacity of a DVD disc. My DVD can only fit 4 gig of files. The JAV media sometimes are large as 10 gig of an mp4.
     
  13. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Ahem...