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Old September 27th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ian Stark
However, I have had disasters with WD 250Gb Combo drives. Two have failed. And I've been quoted 800 each to recover the data. Ain't gonna happen.

If these were MyBooks, will ad my AMEN. I had 320 Mybook, and it was a pure piece of junk, it failed within 7 days. I was able to get the data, and then take the door stop back.

I agree with Douglas though, the price of internal drives keeps dropping. For this reason, I just pick up drives to save stuff on.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #17
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You guys have helped me out a lot. I think I will plan to put a drive tray into my computer and just purchase internal drives, instal it into the drawer and archive to it.

On the drive solution do you just store the data on that drive, or actually do a backup to the drive so the project is compressed? Just curious.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 01:07 PM   #18
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I've heard of 'backups'. What do they do then?

(Better follow that up with a ;=) just in case anyone answers that last question).

Personally I just dump everything - project files (Vegas and After Effects), captured raw video, music, stills, storyboards - everything goes on the drive and I treat it like a directory.

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