Home
Downloads
Community
Submit
Marketplace

Archiving games in storage

Archiving games in storage

Postby schmupluvr » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:56 am

Hi all.
I'm at the point that I need to save physical space and $.
Does anyone have any experience archiving TIZ stuff on discs? Roms(mainly), emulators, maybe some videos too. I'm going for BD-Rs first time ever.
Compressed, not compressed, I'm hoping to learn the best all around storage and retrieval method.
I have burned boo coo cds and dvds like everybody but I feel like I need to find out a little more first.
I figured I'd ask, and any help or pointing me is genuinely appreciated.
Edit*- Favorite burning software? Especially blu-rays, pay or free.
  • 0

Last edited by schmupluvr on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Spoiler:
Colecovision w/SD
TG-16
NES
SNES
Sega Genesis & Master System
PSP Go,1000
PS1 9001 w/chip
PS One w/LCD
PS2 fmcb, sata
PS3 CECHA01x3
PS4 w/1TB sshd
PSTV Henkaku
TSOP Xbox
Dreamcast 2K
Wii/GC
Green OG Gameboy
User avatar
schmupluvr 4
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:28 pm
Location: N.KY/Cincinnati (Insert banjo riff here)
Custom Title: I'm building a CRT time machine.
Reputation: 1727

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby SeaNec » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:05 am

Compress as much as possible and burn to disc. Roms on one, videos on another disc and so on. For vidoes you might want to skip compressing so you can also watch them on a DVD player.
And do not do some foolish mistake like compresing everything in a big archive and burning that to disc. Disc get damaged as times goes and if you have big archives you tjey will get damaged. Handle the discs with extreme care. Good luck.
  • 0

SeaNec 3
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:13 pm
Reputation: 385

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby schmupluvr » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:32 am

Keeping roms separate is already a good idea. Thanks kemosabe.
  • 0

Spoiler:
Colecovision w/SD
TG-16
NES
SNES
Sega Genesis & Master System
PSP Go,1000
PS1 9001 w/chip
PS One w/LCD
PS2 fmcb, sata
PS3 CECHA01x3
PS4 w/1TB sshd
PSTV Henkaku
TSOP Xbox
Dreamcast 2K
Wii/GC
Green OG Gameboy
User avatar
schmupluvr 4
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:28 pm
Location: N.KY/Cincinnati (Insert banjo riff here)
Custom Title: I'm building a CRT time machine.
Reputation: 1727

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby SuplexJackson » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:37 am

It looks like BD-R is a little cheaper per-GB but I'd still go with a USB hard drive just for convenience. There's not that much of a difference cost-wise, and a 3 TB USB drive isn't going to take up as much space as a spindle of 50 BD-Rs (at 50 GB each, or 100 discs at 25 GB each). In this scenario you would also have more space on the USB drive than the spindle of discs.

That's assuming you need that much space, though. If you don't, the BD-Rs might make more sense.
  • 10

User avatar
SuplexJackson 6
 
Posts: 815
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:15 pm
Reputation: 1766

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:41 am

A 2-3 TB NAS (WD My Cloud) are cheap as chips !, (Network Attached Storage)
Have your own personal CLOUD server. In UK TESCO sell em for £113-125 in shop.
Okay your in USA
https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Personal-Ne ... B00FOKN7B0
but this is what I am on about
  • 10

PS2 (Phat) + Network Adapter + SATA Bridge + 2TB HDD = Insanity+1 !
Wanna Know More > theisozone.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=49420&hilit=+sata

FreeMCBoot Installer - OPL 0.8/9 + HDL0.8c
Game Compatibility Checker. WinHIIP User
ZX81v2's MAME Thread Here
FreeMCBoot Install Service "UK" Thread HERE
MY PS2 OPL 0.8 HDD Game Compatibility List Click Here 100% Safe

Latest MAME Roms : Retroroms.info < NEW SITE !
ImageImageImageImage

If you are/WERE a PS2 Developer please check PS2Home out !
Designed & (C)2013-2017 by ZX81v2
User avatar
ZX81v2 Moderator
 
Posts: 6215
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Otherside Of The Screen
Custom Title: R Tape Loading Err0r
Reputation: 29123

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby scorpNZ » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Be aware that using compression makes data recovery much harder if something goes wrong with whatever medium you choose to store it on.You also need more than 1 backup of whatever it is your attempting to save,so trying to save money isn't quite that simple,unless you can afford to loose the data.Nothing will piss you off more than not having another copy of lost data :evil:
  • 0

message of the month
The Internet Is Full----"Fuck Off"
Image
User avatar
scorpNZ 3
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 6:13 am
Reputation: 279

Re: Archiving games in storage

Postby g13exzerocoby » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:42 pm

I would separate everything. I usually store videos or music in dvds and cds without compressing them so if some day I want to watch them, I can do it with a dvd player, without having to copy them again to the HDD. If you use BD-Rs, then copy some files of the same category (a disc with only ps1 games, another one with ps2 games, etc...) and make sure to type the content of the discs somewhere, for example, type "Disc #" in the disc, and then make a database (MS access) with everything is contained within them.

And I think you can burn BDs with Imgburn, but I'm not sure.
  • 0

Kick my ass at 3rd Strike with http://www.fightcade.com/
(Fightcade username: coby5555)
User avatar
g13exzerocoby 4
 
Posts: 359
Joined: Fri May 06, 2016 1:39 pm
Location: The retro-cave
Custom Title: Email me to get some Solicited Piece'o Actual Mail
Reputation: 1160


Return to Gadgets & Technology



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests



Home | Legal Notice | DMCA Policy | DMCA File Removal Center | Contact