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Jeff Cadge
P2 archival options
on Aug 21, 2011 at 6:00:16 pm

Hello,

I know this has been covered in the past, but is anyone aware of any newly released archival options for P2 that may cost less or be more efficient compared to DLT which has been around for years.

What are you guys doing for archival of P2 assets? My hard drive collection is really growing.

Thanks,

Jeff Cadge


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Noah Kadner
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 21, 2011 at 11:44:28 pm

Dying for one- but none so far. Blu-ray disc burners seem to be gaining a bit of traction but not much.

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Noah Kadner
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 21, 2011 at 11:51:42 pm

Though LTO is the one to beat in terms of performance.

Noah

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Chris Tompkins
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 22, 2011 at 6:01:10 pm

SHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

You'll knock over my tower of Hard Drives.

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Shane Ross
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 22, 2011 at 6:58:44 pm

What's your budget? BRU Professional from TOLIS runs about $2500, software and deck. 500GB tapes are $80-$100.

Barring that...bare SATA hard drives...make 2 of each backup...manual RAID 1.

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Noah Kadner
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:22:56 pm

Yup- just beware of this weird phenomenon called stiction:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stiction

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Helmut Kobler
Re: P2 archival options
on Aug 24, 2011 at 5:44:25 pm

I would bite the bullet and get an LTO4 or 5 package. Shane is right about Tolis Group and BRU -- it's good software and they have decent turn-key deals on the app, lto drive, and a card. For $2500 or so, you could have an LTO option that stores 800 gigs on a $30 tape, and reads data at around 150MBps (almost twice the speed of a FireWire hard drive).

One alternative is to wait to see if any future drives begin to support Apple's Thunderbolt or USB3 for connection, instead of the MiniSAS that's typical now. If you had such a device, you wouldn't have to use it exclusively with a desktop computer/card combination.

But who knows when/if basic LTO drives will ship with different ports. HP makes a lot of the LTO drives out there, and is spinning off its PC business. That could slow new products down. And the jury is out on whether Thunderbolt will ever find broad adoption.

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Jeff Cadge
Re: P2 archival options
on Sep 5, 2011 at 9:34:40 pm

Hello all,

Thanks for your answers, I'm going to stick with our g-safes for now and see if any new solutions come out
in the next year.

Best

Jeff Cadge


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