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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