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Originally Posted by zarathu View Post
With great software like Time Machine or even better software like SuperDuper, and with 300 gig HD's only $100, anyone can have a complete back up system for cheap. But beyond that, which I do, I also put all special photos and software on DVD's and put them away somewhere. This is something everyone should do in additon to regular back up, and its even cheaper.
Just keep in mind that not all writable optical media is created equal and some types have very limited stability. All optical media will eventually break down, but I have seen discs that are less than 10 years old fail to mount after sitting undisturbed in a case. For this reason, I recommend something like a mirrored NAS for long term storage of important things like pictures.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!