Fwd: Re: [svlug] archival file system?
Bryan K. Watson
bwatson at nettracers.com
Tue Aug 5 08:10:06 PDT 2003
On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Piotr T Zbiegiel wrote:
> Oops, forgot to CC the list...
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 23:08:04 -0700, "Piotr T Zbiegiel"
> <peter at usestrict.org> said:
> > Actually, it's not difficult to see why products like this don't exist.
> > Check hard drive prices from 10 years ago, now check hard drive prices
> > today. They are a fraction (per MB) of what they used to be. The reason
Very true...however, you may have situations where the near-line approach
does make sense....for instance, you may want to keep your high speed,
high availability storage dedicated to current non-linear editing
projects and let your older mpeg clips move out to DVD libraries for
archival. You should be able to burn a disc for less money than buying
new on-line storage...although drive price:density ratios keep getting
smaller. Still, an LTO tape cartridge is cheaper than a 200GB
drive....maybe not for long though.
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