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Tyler Henry
Re: Archiving to Hard Drives: Bare Drives vs. Enclosed External Drives
on Jul 4, 2013 at 7:24:35 pm

I came across these Seagate drives:
The Seagate SV35
http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/sv35/

They're advertised for surveillance video systems but they seem basically like enterprise-class SATA drives minus the RAID features, which are unnecessary anyway for archiving. The price is right - $85 at B&H for 1TB.

Any thoughts on this drive?

I'm still on the fence about bus-powered drives vs. bare drives. I want the archive to be a bit idiot-proof.
It seems like a tradeoff between shock protection and drive quality.


We did experience an LTO drive failure and now can't access our LTO archive without paying a ton to fix or replace the unit. We feel like Amazon Glacier is a better deep storage solution for us right now. Either way hard drives are a necessary evil for quick retrieval.


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