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John Keating
Clone media hard disks or xfer via Windows explorer?
on May 3, 2015 at 10:56:34 pm

I was talking to the DIT on the pilot that I have been freelancing on. I asked him if I should clone my raw media files or is it ok to simply drag and drop via windows explorer. I have heard a number of opinions regarding this subject so I was curious to hear what he had to say. He told me that I should not bother cloning my media hard disks and that Windows and Mac OS 10 are built like ferraris, "Why would you get a toyata to get to work when you could use a ferrari. I see his point but I would love to hear other opinions regarding this.



Thanks,



John


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Michael Phillips
Re: Clone media hard disks or xfer via Windows explorer?
on May 4, 2015 at 12:11:49 am

While OS level copies are good most of the time, the same number of files may get copied, but there might corruption introduced. And some production like to have a sumcheck file for their records as validation. So it depends on production and how exact the reporting needs to be if/when requested.


Michael


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Pat Horridge
Re: Clone media hard disks or xfer via Windows explorer?
on May 4, 2015 at 9:04:37 am

OS based file copies don't do a checksum verify so there is a very small risk of undetected data corruption.
So the question is just how important is the media?
Not important enough to use a process that will do a verify and create checksums for later comparison? Then just use the OS file copy.
If the content is important then use a vopy process that does a verify.
Cloning is one way but plenty if other tools that can do CRC checks and verify.

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