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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans



>CDs are too much hassle. Two mirrored removable external drives will be
> my next step, but I want to wait as long as possible.

:-)  I do not know specifically about mirrored removable drives; but I
do know that the use of mirrored drives in a RAID array may not
necessarily be any more hassle-free than the use of CDs.  A mirrored
RAID array even with portable removable drives would probable require
that the be read using the same RAID array configurationm card, and
software as was used to write them.  RAID arrays are often not always
interchangeable from one to another, which could result in your backup
mirrored disk being rendered useless should the RAID card or software
fail or be replaced with a different one ( either brand or version).  It
happened to me, which made me question the viability and usefulness of
mirrored drives.

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.


filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk <> wrote:
> Thankyou all for your replies!
>
> I hadn't thought about the need for a crop, so that's one good reason
> to keep 16bit files. And with J2K space is less of an issue. I wish
> DVD had sorted out its act but right now, that's not an option. CDs
> are too much hassle. Two mirrored removable external drives will be
> my next step, but I want to wait as long as possible.  I think, from
> what I'm hearing, that I will play it safe and keep the big guys for
> now. I'm sure in most cases, the differences will not be noticeable,
> but 16bit just *feels* better. :-)
>
> Ed Verkaik


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