Backing Up to Blu-Ray - Might be Your Answer
Remember when a writable DVD was big news. 4.5 Gigs of backup storage, fast, efficient. cheap. Well back then cameras took smaller pics and we weren't loading 10's of Gigabytes of movies, videos and music on our computers. Today you can fill a DVD disk pretty quick.
Blu-Ray writers came out a few years ago but the price was higher than most people cared to spend. Today the price of Blu-Ray writes has fallen to the point where you have to ask yourself why don't I have one yet?
A Blu-Ray writer will put approx 23.5 gigs of data on a single disk. That's almost 6 times more than a DVD. Add a piece of software that runs scheduled backups and a re-writable Blu-Ray disk and you have a practical backup solution that might just be the ticket. One such piece of software that I use is called Backup4ALL. The web address of the company that produces and sells the product is www.backup4all.com
In the end, the most important thing about having a backup strategy is to have a backup strategy. However it goes without saying that strategies some are better than others. Backing up to a Blu-Ray drive is a pretty good one if the size is suitable to your backup requirements. I met one person who's backup strategy was that the computer was new and came with a warranty, good luck with that one.
Recipes by Gina - Recipe of the Moment
Baked Chicken with Brie
- 1 cup light beer or dry white wine
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts #31653
- salt and black pepper 1 tsp dried oregano #14010
- 8 oz Brie cheese #20632
- PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees F.
- POUR the beer or wine into a glass baking dish large enough to lay out the chicken. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and oregano on both sides, and place in dish.
- BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear. While chicken is baking, slice Brie into thin slices.
- When chicken is done, place slices of Brie over the top.
- Return to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
- Voila, chicken with Brie sauce is complete!