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Sam Lee
Re: What do you do when 24tb just isn't enough?
on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:04:13 pm
Last Edited By Sam Lee on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:06:01 pm

Hdds in general is designed for constant power on and spinning environment. Not off-line archive. This costs in power usage. You'll be paying a considerable amount for utility bill per month and to me it's a waste of resource when the media is not being actively used. LTO-6 is really your only viable solution now for archival use. Blu-ray is OK, but just have not proven in long-term use yet. And at a paltry 50 Gb/disc, it's too small and cumbersome to archive Tb-Pt scale Just last year each tape is $90. Now it's $50. Very attractive price for 2.5 Tb/tape. Putting a hdd offline in cold storage (no power applied) is a 50/50 chance. Next few years that data may be long forever lost when the lubricant in the head dried up. Of course you can backup two drives. But this costs so much and LTO-6 is looking very attractive overall.


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