Once you have your digital camera and your flatbed scanner, how do you store all those digital files? We have spent several years testing MO, CD, and especially the new DVD technology.

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Most storage devices are shamefully overpriced. Thus avoid the direct-overwrite systems, they cost over $1,400 and the disks are overpriced as well.

A Zip drive is handy to switch files among computers within your office and almost essential to send material to other people. This is because almost all professional graphics people have a Zip drive available. But avoid the temptation to use Zip disks for long term storage. Zip disks are needlessly costly. You are much better off to buy a CD-R burner and/or a DVD-RAM system. Zip disks cannot store enough data to make them cost-effective, not even the newer larger Zip size.








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