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Old January 22nd, 2013, 05:46 AM   #16
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Re: FCP X Proxy Work Flow

Originally Posted by Dave Partington View Post
It takes me about 3 hours to backup 800GB. Try writing that to DVD, or even copying to a USB 2 drive ;)
250GB per hour? That's faster than I remember! Years ago I had a 32GB SCSI array that took 12 hours to back up to tape! A lot of tape. And a lot of head cleaning, that drive was a headache.

It's certainly not cheap to start up with a LTO backup system. I am seeing all sorts of prices from $1500 to $4000 for tape drives and list prices for 3TB tape cartridges at $70. And you need a $250 program to properly run the tape drive. Plus a head cleaning tape. The prices are about the same as 15 years ago although the speed and capacity have improved immensely. Unfortunately Mac support still seems spotty, requiring a bit of diligence to get the system working. At this point for me it's more sensible for to purchase hard drives and keep important material on several drives (RAID 4, RAID 1, single USB drives) stored in different places unless I end up with a project that is too massive to be stored this way. Checking the drives every few months is a good idea. Even with a six episode sitcom I am due to work on in a couple of months, I can't see a new LTO drive in my near future.
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