So I have about 100GB of photos and video that I want to backup from an external HDD. I don't know the best way to go about this and I would like to get it done as painless as possible. I was also just thinking about getting a new external HDD, But I want a more permanent/fail safe way to go about this. If my HDD's die, I am SOL. I was thinking that i will just put it all on DL DVD-RW's. Well that will take a day and use 20 DVD's. Is there a way to compress these files? How would you guys go about this? Thanks in advance!