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Nick Griffin
Now they're just screwing with us...
on Sep 30, 2007 at 3:59:10 pm

I just bought an A/V certified, 750gig bare hard drive for $190.

Let me repeat, 750gigs for $190.

As if I needed convincing, there is no cheaper means of backing up than adding redundant hard drives.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 1, 2007 at 1:50:01 am

Now all that's left is to cram it into an HVX 500 and I'm a happy guy....


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MHancock (promoboy)
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 2, 2007 at 12:14:28 am

We just went with a 500GB for about $160. It's amazing how cheap things are anymore. There's really no excuse to not back up everything you might ever possibly need.

Michael.


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Pixel Monkey
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 8, 2007 at 7:53:10 pm



Because storage is soooo cheap, we now factor one 500gig WD MyBook into each project's budget just for backup purposes. When the project is done, the drive goes into the banker's box with all the project's source tapes.

So when do the bored software engineers at Avid create a Windows Mobile version of Media Composer? With today's memory cards, my Pocket PC already has 1/3 the storage space as our old $55,000 Mac AVBV. Come on you code monkeys, we're waiting!




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grinner
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 9, 2007 at 2:51:52 pm

wow
man, that makes sense if ya have to keep it. Have them pay for the drive and the storage of the storage.
I'm still the drive through of video so I just lay it off to beta and kill it but man I can see when and how this would be a life saver.



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Bob Bonniol
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 13, 2007 at 4:17:05 pm

Yep... we've actually been doing this for the last 2 or 3 years. Of course our gig is a bit different than average broadcast. We have clients come back cyclically so having our media archived right on a drive made sense early on.

It works awesome.

Here's a challenging aspect though: When we started doing this we were archiving SCSI drives. Then it became FW400. Now it's either FW800 or triple interface drives. With every new development in bus technologies, we've had to do some migrating occasionally.

Anybody seen this ?
http://www.fusionio.com/index.html'>
http://www.fusionio.com/index.html

I think AlienWare is already coming out with solid state storage. Now you won't even archive a drive... It'll be more like archiving a RAM stick...

Bob




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Tim Kolb
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Oct 14, 2007 at 3:47:40 pm

I think the key caveat here is to recognize that none of this can be considered "permanent" storage. Optical discs delaminate, harddrives have liquid bearings that will dry out if the drives are not spun up at regular intervals, RAM is certainly vulnerable to something...hopefully not anything the TSA scans with...

In cases where the media has the shelf life, the interface will evolve. Anybody remember the 90s and daisy chaining 25, 50, and 64 pin SCSI drives together to make your NLE work with all your external storage? And that was about a 5 year period...

We're a long way from out of the woods yet...





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Timothy J. Allen
Re: Now they're just screwing with us...
on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:05:08 pm

TK said "remember daisy chaining 25, 50, and 64 pin SCSI drives together to make your NLE work with all your external storage"


Thank you sir for bringing up such a painful memory.

;-)




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