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Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT
As a short-to-medium-term storage solution--and as a part of a more
comprehensive approach--multiple HDD is the best most of us can do at
this point in time.
I prefer Maxtor and Western Digital drives, and I favor those that come
in enclosures that offer FireWire and an on/off switch. Very vexing to
have no on/off switch.
In some cases it can be more cost effective to purchase Maxtor/WD
internal drives, reliable external enclosures and build them yourself.
I've had good luck with the "Neptune" line of enclosures from Other
and have heard good things about their "Mercury Elite" enclosures as well.
As others have mentioned, just like Coco Puffs are part of a complete
breakfast that includes toast, juice and etc., external HDD is part of
comprehensive, lower-cost storage approach that includes optical disc
and linear tape.
Not all of us can swing a RAID array. Do the best you can with what you
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