The best suggestion I could give would be to use a burner which provides varification as well as a card or flash drive. No, I'm only using one of those. But I do have my stuff backed up to another hard drive as well. I didn't plan it, it just worked out that way. ----- Original Message ----- From: Jamie Prater To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:11 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: important, may write off list, need advice on book storage Hi, thanks for your note, Gary, I did get the usb repaired on my braillenote and it got fixed. They repaired a dual connector. I've used an SD card and tried backing up to a cd. The backing up to a cd didn't work really well and I may have to do that again. Thanks again for your note and have a blessed day. PS: You're right, there's not a completely foolproof method, I just don't want a messed up braillenote and/or lots of lost books. Have a blessed day. ----- Original Message ----- From: Gary Petraccaro To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2010 3:18 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: important, may write off list, need advice on book storage If I understand what you want, there's no way to make it completely foolproof and there's no way to make it not a two-step process. What I hear you saying is that you don't trust anything you've tried. The only other things to do would be to try multiple backup systems and to add backing up to cd or dvd to your backup options. The reasons are that you don't trust what you've used, this is the only option you haven't listed, and everything will fail under some circumstances. ----- Original Message ----- From: Jamie Prater To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 4:05 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] important, may write off list, need advice on book storage Hi, all, please feel free to write me off list about this matter as I need advice about something important. I have downloaded hundreds--maybe over 1,000 books from bard and bookshare since 2008, and after some problems with tme, I no longer trust thumb drives for storing books on like I have over the better part of the past two years. Particularly for reading on the braille note, what is the best way to store all my books in one place? Formerly, I have stored them on either two-gig lexar jump drives and one four-gig sand disk drive, and after bad experiences with drives and ports, I no longer trust this option as I did. I tried an external hard drive but am not sure it was formatted properly for the braillenote to see it. I download books from bookshare and bard and I eventually want a victor stream, but I also want portability. I bought two 4-gig sand disk sd cards and then discovered they didn't work for the braillenote since they were high capacity. With these storage devices being so very tiny, I want the least amount of them to keep up with and as versatile option as possible so I can get all of these files out of their temporary home on my hard drive of my computer in my documents before my documents throws up. I am an avid reader and plan to go to college, like kids books and also download mysteries, craft books, and other books in which I am interested and I enjoy having a library in my hand as well as reading books from the regional library. Any help and advice on this would be greatly appreciated. You may write me privately at jdprater@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx I can also be reached on facebook as Jamie Prater, on skype as Jamie4Jesus, and on twitter as ddestiny38. Thanks very, very much in advance for any help and advice. Have an abundantly blessed day.