[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations
beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 6 15:47:34 UTC 2010
On Monday, December 06, 2010 08:24:22 am Dean Collins wrote:
> So what are you using to back up your data?
> For me with my thecus it's not tv that's the problem.
> I've started to worry about the amount I have to backup
> (emails/ppt's/downloads/photos etc - it's all adding up).
I'm using DLT tape, but I don't suggest that solution for most home
users. I got a "deal" on the drives, and I have a source for media that
uses the tapes for just a few passes and tosses them, I convinced them
to "toss" them my way.
DLT drives are also SCSI, at least any that I've seen, which most home
users don't have any more.
Starting from scratch I guess backing up to other hard drives is the
most practical solution today. The online backup services aren't very
practical, especially considering the glacial upstream speed of most
residential internet connections.
Other than more hard drives, I don't know of any really practical home
backup solution today. Consumer tape devices have a long and not very
pretty history, from the ones that hung on the floppy controller, to the
parallel port units, to a very few scsi units. None were really
practical in terms of cost or capacity.
Consumer computer makers are pushing (fake) RAID these days, which may
be why so many people are using it in the wrong way. Except for the
online services, I don't see any backup solutions being offered to
consumers today. Those online solutions are OK for a lot of home users,
but when you start talking about a lot of HD video it's a different
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