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[filmscanners] Re: keeping the 16bit scans



From: "Laurie Solomon" <laurie@advancenet.net>
> If you are speaking primarily of a non RAID array where the mirrored
drives are achieved by copying files from one hard drive to another
manually, I fail to see how that is less hassle than burning CDs.  But
in the end it is your decision; I just think that you should investigate
and think out in more detail your plans to use mirrored removable drives
before discarding the notion of using CDs.

Laurie,

Yes, you make valid points about proprietary setups like RAID, but I was
thinking of two drives where I use simple software to make the second
copy. For images, nothing fancy is needed. I would leave one drive
attached for convenience and store the other off-site or in a safe,
fireproof spot as my backup, then switch them regularly.

As for CDs, the "hassle factor" is the amount of checking in future plus
tracking disks. Too many separate little pieces for my taste! I know
they're cheap and fairly reliable BUT I have heard enough horrot stories
to be seriously spooked to make that my only archiving method (and
requiring 2 copies no less).  I also have a Travan tape drive for 20Gb
tapes as an alternative.

EdV


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