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Old 01-23-2020, 08:11 AM   #1
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I have 32 DVD-R full of personal/Family pics. Knowing that more will be added as I go on vacation (Twice a year).
How big of a portable HD do I need? Sorry I am terrible at math.
I already own 2 portable my passport and I love them even if I read that they fail quite often. I access them maybe 3 or 4 times a year only. 1 is at the bank in a safe with personal data.
I could not find on amazon a my passport bigger than 4 TB. I saw bigger ones by WD but they are called "Elements". How are they? Is the interface as easy as "My passport"? I like to drag and drop.

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An absolutely jam-packed DVD-R can contain only approximately 5 GB of data.

5 x 32 = 160 GB.

I have not seen an external HDD smaller than 500 GB in a very long while. Most are 1 TB or larger. You have years and years and years of additional storage on any external HDD you can get your hands on these days.

All external USB backup HDDs are plug and play, which means that you can drag and drop to/from them.
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An absolutely jam-packed DVD-R can contain only approximately 5 GB of data.

5 x 32 = 160 GB.

I have not seen an external HDD smaller than 500 GB in a very long while. Most are 1 TB or larger. You have years and years and years of additional storage on any external HDD you can get your hands on these days.

All external USB backup HDDs are plug and play, which means that you can drag and drop to/from them.
That answer my questions.

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