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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans



> Wear reduces the live time of the HD and increases the chances of losing
data. So
>why have the HD spinning all the time and expose it to other risk if you
can
>simply just unplug it and spare it from all that?

Yes, to a point, but turning the hard drive on and off (plugging and
unplugging it) is also hard on the drive and causes wear which will result
in the same impacts and outcomes.  Thus, you are merely trading one source
of wear for another.  In the long run, I am not sure that either sources of
wear result in making all that much of a contribution to drive failure or
data loss as compared to other factors.

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Robert Meier
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 2:55 AM
To: laurie@advancenet.net
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans




>-----Original Message-----
>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Frank Paris
>
>> I am not sure I follow you hear. In my post I said I wouldn't
>> use mirrored HDs. Why? Because of viruses, unnecessary wear,
>> incompatible RAID controlers if it should break, an
>> additional component (RAID controller) that can break, etc.
>
>Well, first of all, if all you have on your mirrored, archiving hard
>drives are images, viruses are not an issue. Second, who cares about the
>wear? Third, don't mirror with RAID. Use simple drag and drop.

But I virus can destroy the index file on a HD or even worse start
overwritting the data with trash data. So viruses are still an issue. Wear
reduces the live time of the HD and increases the chances of losing data. So
why have the HD spinning all the time and expose it to other risk if you can
simply just unplug it and spare it from all that? Well, as I said a couple
of times before (and now for the third time) I do not suggest mirroring with
RAID for archiving!!

Robert

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