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View Poll Results: What Is Your Favorite Source for Downloading Music?
Amazon 63 15.04%
CD Baby 8 1.91%
HDTracks 60 14.32%
iTrax 3 0.72%
iTunes 88 21.00%
Pono 3 0.72%
Rhapsody/Napster 11 2.63%
Other 91 21.72%
I don't download music 92 21.96%
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post #121 of 125 Old 03-23-2017, 01:22 PM
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Cool Digital backups

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Had a scare this summer when my unbacked-up 2TB external drive refused to read. It only contained my FLAC music library, over ten thousand photos I've taken with my DSLR (I like to do landscape photography), all my tax files, forty years of word processing and spreadsheet files, all my downloaded installation files. Get the picture? My whole life!

After a week spent trying to clone the drive prior to doing data recovery, which meant baby-sitting the drive 16 hrs a day while it ran for an hour before stalling and requiring an hour or two before resuming, reading 0.01% of the drive each time, I staged a digital jailbreak and shipped the drive out to Drive Savers in California, which took it apart in their clean room, recovered all the data, and shipped back to me on a new drive. Cost me around $2,500.

Moral: Always have a backup! I now have three copies of the drive in different locations, which I try to keep in synch by copying changes to each other over the net.
I was taught to keep three backups of my digital music. One is in my house, two is in my office and three is at my sister's house. Odds are against all three burning down. I started an iCloud iTunes match account, but it screwed up many of my songs.
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post #122 of 125 Old 04-03-2017, 10:40 AM
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I wish we had that kind of selection in Canada.. We are either forced to use Itunes, hope the artist allows downloads from their website, or pirate.
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I usually rip my own CDs, HDtracks is a good alternative (selection is lacking a lot of times), iTunes if I must.
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I only buy music in an actual physical format. Either CD or vinyl is acceptable, but I will never ever pay for a download. Music without a tangible item that I can hold in my hands just isn't good enough.
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I used to buy music from russia at 1 cent a song...that was 20 years ago tho...

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