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Storing MP3s?

Hi

I have access to a lot of MP3 files stored on a hard drive but so not have access to a cd burner that is windows NT compatable at the moment!   The problem is that these MP3's will not be available to me in a short time and I was wondering what would be the best way for me to store them, or where could I store them for a later stage.   There would be about 10 or 15 gBytes of them

Thanks
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BartleyCommented:
As the saying goes, there is more than 1 way to skin a cat and likewise you have many options. It sounds as if these files are on a remote server. If that's the case, copy them to your local drive until you you have a CD (or better, DVD) burner.

If these files are on a local NT system, know that USB is NOT compatible with NT, so either: a) get yourself another drive (even a tape backup drive will work for storage) and connect internally, and copy away to the new drive. b) copy to a remote server via FTP and download later.

More specific info will help for more specific answers.
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zzconsumerCommented:
Storing 10 or 15 GB is a lot of work using a CD writer. You should try to get a second hard disk or a steamer. HDDs of about 20 GB or DDS3 streamers (12GB uncompressed) can be baught cheaply at any online auction like Ebay or so.

Another alternative is, of course, re-encoding your files from your CDs when you got your new PC, which of course takes a large amount of time. But this is the cheapest way.
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pratiganCommented:
Depending upon the current size and capability of your system, I agree that you should get a second harddrive( fairly cheep 20 gb) and setup a slave and copy the files there or if you have a large harddrive already, create a folder to organize them in one spot and copy them there for the mean time.
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manish14Commented:
if it is possible for you to replace that hard disk, means you buy new hard disk and fix it in you computer and keep your hard disk with all you stuff.
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smallbeeCommented:
well well well... many ways to do it:

1) move them to another parition, HD (if u have an extra one) or computer (cheapest)

2) buy an USB/Firewire external HD (80Gs $300 I think, not sure), or NAS (e.g. for Linksys NAS, which support up to TWO 120Gs of Hard Drives)

3) if u want to, get a DVD writer instead of CD-RW(sony one can write DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW, about $300), you can also play the MPs on certain DVD players too! and you just need to burn few DVDs though
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blassanCommented:
I agree with the USB hard drive solution. One big enough for what you want to save is not very expensive and you can take it anywhere. I use mine often for backing data up, while restoring client systems.
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smallbeeCommented:
yeah try to get the creative mp3 HD..:

http://www.nomadworld.com/products/jukebox_zen/

cheaper than ipod
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BartleyCommented:
USB does NOT work with Windows NT - unless he really means W2K...
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smallbeeCommented:
then NAS
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