Like many of us I do small projects that my customers wish to archive for long periods of time. With the reliability and longevity issues of standard hard drives and DVD's what do people think of the new Solid State Hard Drives as a possible alternative?
Past tense, now. We had an LTO system that came with our Panasonic Postbox NLE system, was supposed to be an efficient and flexible archival system. The Postbox was really a wonderful little turn-key early NLE system and very intuitive to use. We still have it idled in a corner as a backup against, I don't know, when the Daleks come back maybe.... actually, it was banked as a possible :loaner" system for clients that wanted to work on their own long-term projects, but I think thats's fallen through now.
The LTO was a beast from hell that would pretend to work, but nothing you recorded to it was ever readable back out. We had such a miserable experience with it it permanently soured our entire shop on LTO.