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University of Missouri-Columbia   Extension Technology and Computer Services—ETCS

November 1999
  Vol. 16, No. 9

A Technology Newsletter for Extension Specialists



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Backing Up to CD gets Cheaper!
by Joe K. Lear

In the October Inner Circuits we talked about using CD-Recorders to back up your important data. In that issue we stated that CD-Recorders could be purchased for under $300 dollars. As of this writing, we have found CD-Recorders from HP around $200 dollars. These units are capable of writing to both CD-Recordable and CD-Rewritable Disks.

As we stated in October, these CD-R recorders are reliable, can write 600 MB to a CD-R in less than 30 minutes, and provide a means of sharing data and information with other computers and people. You can use it to move your files to laptops for presentations and sharing with others, as well as create disks with educational programs to use in schools and other locations where data cannot be transferred across the network. The CD-Recorders also provide a great way to back up large amounts of data.



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