Practicality of backing up huge hard drives (was Re: [mythtv-users] Dieing Hard Drive)

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at
Tue Mar 15 19:32:57 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 15 March 2005 15:08, David Morrison wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> | If you need 2 machines for other reasons, then obviously that's the
> | way to go.  If you just need to backup files, big drives and
> | firewire enclosures are the cheap way.
> |
> | Stuff this puppy with 320GB drives, and you'll be set for a
> | (little) while!
> These is  a nice looking solution but it would probably be cheaper to
> buy a larger case and have everything all in one box. Now, if there
> were a network version for a similar price that would be a different
> story because you could put the storage someone else, like the garage
> or loft.

And they need to be SATA too. Those ones all use PATA, which if I understand 
correctly allows much easier hot-swapping.
Steve Boddy

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