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Yes there is a reason why it's not safe. You said "only use it when transferring your data". That's what I was doing when both drives failed. Lost everything on both drives.
originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: Arbitrageur
Tip- don't use optical disks to store your precious data! Get an external hard drive, a good quality one, get two for a back up if it's the only place you will store your data. Only use it when transferring or viewing your data. Have it unplugged and carefully stored. There is no reason why your data won't stay safe if you do this.