An average DVD stores about 4.5GB and costs Rs. 70-90/-.
A 250GB HD costs Rs. 4000/-.
To put up 250 GB on DVDs, you will need at least 60 DVDs
that comes out to 4800/- average price. Add to it, the time
spent on locating the DVD with the right data (remember you
can't search items, like you would on a HD), plus the very
real prospect of a DVD getting corrupted with age and you
losing your precious data. And I am not even getting into
the whole time/effort/torture of actually putting data onto
a DVD, in our time of load-shedding and stuff.
In time, effort, sanctity of data and money, HD seems to
top the whole idea of putting stuff on DVDs. I can understand
if one had a dozen movies and wanted to put them elsewhere.
But with large amounts, we are talking hundreds of GB, the
DVD seems inadequate, with the limited amount that you can
save on one.
I would personally love an alternative to HDs.
Sheikh 'Overloaded' Chilli