Windows 10: Microsoft details Minimum Hardware requirements for Anniversary Update

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  1.    25 May 2016 #40

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    The more major updates, the more DVDs are needed.
    That or a USB flash drive. With that you can just load the latest major build. You really don't need to keep the older major builds.
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  2.    25 May 2016 #41

    I am afraid that a USB drive is less reliable than a DVD although the former is more expensive than the latter.
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  3.    25 May 2016 #42

    I've had some good luck with them in the past but I tend to get a pack of DVD's so I can make copies of the insider ISO's as well as the major builds for backup purposes.
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  4.    25 May 2016 #43

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I am afraid that a USB drive is less reliable than a DVD although the former is more expensive than the latter.
    Historically, just the opposite has been true for me over the years.
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  5.    25 May 2016 #44

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Historically, just the opposite has been true for me over the years.
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  6.    25 May 2016 #45

    I mean DVD-R instead of DVD-RW.
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  7.    25 May 2016 #46

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I mean DVD-R instead of DVD-RW.
    So do I.
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  8.    25 May 2016 #47

    '● Recorded DVD-R: 30-100 years'── quoted from Longevity of CD/DVD Media
    Could it be less reliable than a USB drive?
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       25 May 2016 #48

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    '● Recorded DVD-R: 30-100 years'── quoted from Longevity of CD/DVD Media
    Could it be less reliable than a USB drive?
    Interesting,
    If you take good care no.
    If exposed regularly to light - IR - UV... sunlight then yes.
    I've seen them turn yellow and become unreadable little by little. Or for some DVD the inner /dye coating got tiny holes over time.
    Overall the plastic will also tend to break more easily instead of bending if exposed to sunlight. But they are way better than CD's I give you that.
    If you would use one USB drive for the exact same purpose as you use the DVD for, will the USB be less reliable than a DVD drive?
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  •    25 May 2016 #49

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I am afraid that a USB drive is less reliable than a DVD although the former is more expensive than the latter.

    DVDs will never be as reliable as a thumb drive. I wouldn't be surprised if within a couple of years DVDs will be just like floppy disk. It's already hard to find decent blank DVDs in stores.
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