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Saving large A/V files? How do most people do it?
on Oct 9, 2002 at 2:58:54 pm

I'm trying to see how people, working with NLE systems, save their A/V projects...

I would presume that most people have "large" A/V drives, or even larger A/V Raid systems. For example, I can buy a dedicated 40, 60, 80, or 120 Gig IDE drive pretty cheaply. I can also buy a few large drives and place them into a RAID-0 configuration (or buy a Medea Video RAID unit). That's a lot of potential storage. So, what do most people use to backup their A/V files? A Zip or Jazz drive doesn't have the capacity, nor does A CD-R(W) drive.

I suppose I could buy a DLT or LTO tape drive, but that is a lot of $$$. I've seen that Onstream has new 60/120 Gig tape drives, but they cost a pretty penny also.

I thought about placing two or three 120 Gig drives into a RAID-0 setup, but then I thought..."How am I going to save this data?" It would take over 1,714 CDs to backup a single 120 gig drive (assuming the drive is full).

What do you guys and gals do?

Thanks!


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