I used my old blank DVD that I bought last year and its a Philips DVDR that I purchase for one set at CDRKing, I'm not sure if its heavy duty, but I chose the slow speed burning just to make sure that all files are back up properly.
After my DVD back up, I will back up them again into my portable HD, I need to buy more HD passports, for my 2013 files.
I want to back up my files early, because I lost almost 5 months of data last 2012 and I don't want it to happen again and its sucks...because all my important files are in there and photos needed to be published are gone. I still have the old HD of my laptop and I will send it to a Data Recovery Service, a store I discovered in SM City Sta Mesa, inside SM Cyberzone, they have a service were they repair and restore files from damaged data storage devices.
my New Years resolution will be : Back up my files at the 1st week of the new month
Oh well, cheers to 2013 and let's hope that everything will be fine.