ramspot wrote:I need a reliable way to store my pictures. After several hours of reading reviews, I am looking for any word on LaCie...I don't need Firewire so the LaCie 301197U. Does anyone have experience with this model or with LaCie drives? If not is there another external DVD burner that you might recommend?
If you are looking for reliability, I would not look to recordable DVD. I wouldn't be surprised if discs you burn today are unreadable in 5 years. If you must, make sure you make redundant copies on different brands of media. Also, check these discs every so often to make sure there are no errors. I keep all of my pictures on a harddrive which is backed up to a separate harddrive. With the costs of harddrives so cheap now, maybe you could store your pictures on both DVD and harddrive.