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Re: [AV Media Matters] Digitizing Audio and Video-ReallyBigPost
At 10:33 PM 5/21/03 -0400, you wrote:
I see making a backup of hard disk material onto another medium as
absolutely essential! I would never trust a hard disk array as the
method of storing archival material. Drives fail all the time (whether
from "head crashes" or something else) and require regular monitoring
keep the data on the system intact.
I can't quite envision hard disks as the primary storage medium for
long-term preservation. Great for immediate access and manipulation,
much too volatile to be considered "permanant" (much more so than
Maybe I misunderstand the suggestion, but I have heard various
talking about this idea and it makes me nervous!
-- Eric Wenocur
Lab Tech Systems
Yeah, Things change too quickly in the computer world. I have a
that is not that old. It uses IDE drives. It wouldn't understand ATA
drives. 5 years from now ATA will be legacy. Cripes, remember 3 1/4"
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