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Old July 7, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I vote for old-fashioned mechanical HD sitting on a shelf. Proven and reliable. Then get an external SATA docking station. Best cost per GB.
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Old July 8, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Can't you use a program to make you videos in to smaller files .Because 1TB of SSD drives is going to be pricey .I have had good luck with the old harddrives.
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Thanks for all the comments. I have settled on a Raid 1 arrangement using 2 Hitachi 2TB Drives. I plan on also backing this up on an external HDD that I can connect weekly ? monthly? to a docking station. I found a hard plastic case for hard drives at a local store for less than $10.00 each. I agree with the comments on the proven storage technology of the mechanical hard drives versus SSDs.

What is the best backup strategy - taking an image (or clone) of the whole drive, or just backing up the folders and files ? I am using Todo's backup software.
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Unless you're backing up an OS installation, a file-level backup is probably safer and more convenient depending on how those backup images handle partial corruption, because if the whole image file becomes unreadable, then you could lose everything within it, compared to maintaining the data as individual files.
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Ever thought of a NAS?

Multiple hdd's in raid in a reasonable size (small printer size) enclosure.. would set you back about the same as a 512 - 768gb SSD (depending on your needs).. quite nice...
can set it up to back-up as you save and connect wireless or patch lead or whatever.. Or simply have it as the place you save your images and have built-in mirroring in the system.
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Ever thought of a NAS?

Multiple hdd's in raid in a reasonable size (small printer size) enclosure.. would set you back about the same as a 512 - 768gb SSD (depending on your needs).. quite nice...
can set it up to back-up as you save and connect wireless or patch lead or whatever.. Or simply have it as the place you save your images and have built-in mirroring in the system.
Thanks. I haven't considered NAS before, but will do some research. Was looking at one from Synology a few minutes a go.
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I still wouldn't trust an SSD, plus the amount of money you're going to spend to house 1TB will be a ridiculous amount. You're almost better off running a few Hard Drives in Raid 1 or 5 for redundancy.
Second this, get a NAS and run a Raid 5 array.
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NAND flash is no good for permanent storage. There are enough things to deal withi in daily use incl read and program disturb, then to thing about electromigration between cells! Not recommended. Use a HDD and refresh every 3 years. SLC requires 6 month refresh, MLC is x times worse. There have been enough studies on long term storage of data on NAND by NASA and various US universities. USB drives often use TLC, even worse and they don't have half the correction capability of SSD processors.
Don't archive on NAND.
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1TB? Just mirror your data structure in a RAID array or do regular backups via external USB HDD and store it on the shelf.
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