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mandryka
2012-04-09, 00:58
I have about 3,000 CDs. They never get played - when I play my music I stream it from a hard drive to the hi-fi.

At the moment CDs are displayed on shelves. But they're starting to look so old fashioned, and I could use the space to display something more interesting and beautiful. The CDs are, quite frankly, neither use nor ornament.

I've kept them because, at the back of my mind, is the idea that they're potentially a valuable back up to the hard drive. But this line of thinking may be specious. I already have one back up on disc. It would be cheap and easy to create a second or even a third.

The CDs must be worth many many thousands of pounds.

What should I do? Keep them stored on the walls? Store them in boxes in the loft, where they may be difficult to access? Sell them? Or what?

Bytec
2012-04-09, 02:05
You should store them.

If you sell them, then I believe for legal reasons you should delete/destroy backups of sold CDs.

Otherwise it would be like renting a movie disc, making a copy and returning the disc. It's illegal.

zowie
2012-04-09, 12:25
I have about 3,000 CDs. They never get played - when I play my music I stream it from a hard drive to the hi-fi.

At the moment CDs are displayed on shelves. But they're starting to look so old fashioned, and I could use the space to display something more interesting and beautiful. The CDs are, quite frankly, neither use nor ornament.

I've kept them because, at the back of my mind, is the idea that they're potentially a valuable back up to the hard drive. But this line of thinking may be specious. I already have one back up on disc. It would be cheap and easy to create a second or even a third.

The CDs must be worth many many thousands of pounds.

What should I do? Keep them stored on the walls? Store them in boxes in the loft, where they may be difficult to access? Sell them? Or what?


http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?80369-Where-are-your-CDs

Stratmangler
2012-04-09, 14:39
Stick 'em where the sun never shines - in a box and then up into the attic.

Chris ;)

pski
2012-04-09, 14:49
Stick 'em where the sun never shines - in a box and then up into the attic.

Chris ;)

No attic. Mine gets to 140 degrees in Georgia.

robchel
2012-04-09, 20:10
Haven't used this CD storage service myself, but sounds intriguing: https://www.murfie.com/ - description below. If anyone on the forum has used murfie I'd appreciate their feedback.


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Request a Kit
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