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Andrew Rendell
Re: FCP Archiving & Data storage
on Sep 23, 2013 at 5:58:29 pm

At the moment cards copied to 2 external drives kept on separate shelves, plus a copy on my working drive.

It's quite expensive and drives will probably last 5 to 8 years, depending on use.

I've been wondering about LTO tape for a while, the hardware is pricey but the tapes aren't too bad and should last 20 or 30 years, assuming you can still get the drives to play them back (and you can always re-archive to whatever the current format of choice is in a few years if it looks like that one is being lost).

It would be a couple of grand to get into LTO-5 at the moment though (based on having a PC dedicated to it - plugging an external LTO drive into one of my existing macs doesn't seem to be very much cheaper at the moment, at least at UK prices and availability), even more for LTO-6, which is why I've been prevaricating...

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