Your data collection is stacking high. The DVD+R spindles and disc wallets have been cluttering for years. Consider a modern, inexpensive and more portable solution to storing your most important files. Blu-ray is the new mainstream form of storage which have garnered popularity as the replacement for DVD’s.
The usual cheap DVD recordable discs store a 4.7GB. The usual standard BD-R media store 25GB. The surfaces of DVDs have a tendency to scratch. Blu-ray discs have a protective coating to prevent scratching. 100 DVDs take up more physical space that 19 Blu-ray discs. That’s more than 5x more space for a similar amount of storage.
Sure, 25 Blu-rays will get only get you 375GB and TB hard drives are becoming more and more affordable. Quality 1TB hard drives hover in the $100 price range. 1TB worth of BD-R media will only cost less than a third. That means 3x the space for the sale price.
Blu-rays can hold multiple DVD ISO files and other gigantic files. BD-R media can also be easily sent in envelopes whereas hard drives are usually packaged in larger boxes. 1 BD-R transports a little more than the space of 5 DVD+R’s.
Time to upgrade your optical drive hardware. You need a BD-R media writer. It’s time to consolidate. It’s time to enjoy larger storage solutions. A more durable, portable backup solution awaits its acceptance.