Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Data Burn, the Safest Backup: Thecus

Keeping your data safe is important. That’s why Thecus is manufacturing state-of-the-art devices that make managing your data storage look like a piece of cake! But what do you do when you reach the limit of storage of your hard drives? You could of course by bigger disks, a NAS with more bays or add some external hard drives connected through USB 3.0 or eSATA ports. The cost can add up pretty quick and not everyone can afford all this material.

A more economical and simpler approach to free up some space on your NAS is to transfer your data onto something permanent that can be stored away. Those photos and videos that you haven’t watched in years, those projects in 2002 that are no more needed for reference, things you don’t want to get rid of because you know the minute you do, Murphy’s Law will kick in and you’ll need them again.

This kind of data can take a lot of place on your hard drives and putting them on CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc can save you the need to buy bigger disks or additional ones. Storing data on CDs or DVDs, although absolute to some, is a safer way to keep your data for a long time. Hard drives are mechanical and are always subject to failure. Once your data is properly saved onto a DVD, you don’t need to worry about this kind of failure anymore, it’s there for good.

Data Burn
All Thecus NAS provides connection for USB and some for slim CD-ROM; users have the choice to install two types of optical disc drive to their Thecus® storage device. NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free feature makes burning data to a disc effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disc is now easy and smooth with Data Burn feature.

To access data burn, login to your NAS as the administrator. Once you are in, click the backup tab and click data burn. From there you’ll be able to select which data you wish to transfer from your hard drive disks onto a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disk.

As you can see, saving your precious data on CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disks is pretty simple with Data Burn. So go ahead, free up some space and make your life clearer!
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7 Comments on Data Burn, the Safest Backup: Thecus

#1
phanbuey
Or you could could put them on several hundred 3 1/2" floppies.
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#2
Batou1986
Why not just burn them from a computer on the same network as the nas, nothing groundbreaking here.

If this is a software update to all this company's nas products kudos to them.
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#3
Morgoth
i put all my backup data and private documents on a encrypted svn server
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#4
Thefumigator
by: phanbuey
Or you could could put them on several hundred 3 1/2" floppies.
I still prefer 5 1/4" floppies.
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#5
eidairaman1
CDs/DVDs are technically a lil safter aslong as taken care of properly compared to a HD that has moving parts, can be erased easily etc.
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Morgoth
i put all my backup data and private documents on a encrypted svn server
I hope you only do that with textual files. Binary files that change often can make the tree grow in size pretty quickly. I prefer using git when I do this, but I typically just keep a current backup using rsync -a --checksum and if I do use a VCS, I typically limit it to documents and config files (usually config files.)
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Thefumigator
by: eidairaman1
CDs/DVDs are technically a lil safter aslong as taken care of properly compared to a HD that has moving parts, can be erased easily etc.
bluray is even better, it's scratch resistant ;-) it works pretty well.

Oh well, you could get those M discs made of stone
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