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Windows 7: Disk1 Unknown Not Initialized error for external HDD

29 Mar 2014   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Basically if you are a movie-collector, I would think you should apart from a HDD, burn it to DVDs and BDs (as the case may be).

Again no media lasts for ever and so is technology. ( I have known people who had transferred their archives from Reel Tapes, to cassettes to optical media. What next?)

No media lasts forever: You need to refresh your archives periodically by rearchiving.

Technology changes: You have to redo your archive to the new technology. ( you may find no optical discs and players 10 years from now.)

Cloud and third party servers can vanish anytime. So it is never an option.

I think the following article sums up everything.

How Long Will Your Digital Storage Media Last? | Agogified

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30 Mar 2014   #22

windows 7

Thank You Jumanji for advice and help.
Much appreciated.Let me know if i can be of any help anyways.
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