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A large collection of digital music or other type of media library can be expensive and time consuming to replace. With this in mind, we'd like to hear about how you keep your media files safe. Whether you use hardware, software, or an online service to backup your prized media files, why not spread the word about your fantastic idea by using our reader's top tips list!

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I have an external 1TB USB drive. They are cheap today at $65. I create a folder for each artist which makes it easy to find things. I do not use their automated back up software.
—Guest Jim from PA


You have to be careful about cloud drive backups. I have been paying Carbonite for two years to back up my data and still don't have a complete backup yet. What they don't tell you until you complain is that after the first 200 GB, they slow you down so much that it is virtually impossible to get more date backed up. You cannot pay more to get a normal upload speed. Your only option is to switch to their Business account which is about 5 times more expensive than the personal account I have beeen paying for. Now I have 200 GB on Carbonite and an additional 75 Gb that they won't backup. Don't trust your backup to Carbonite as they are not honest when taking your money.
—Guest swolper@gmail.com

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