Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




33 posts

Geek


# 143217 7-Apr-2014 11:10
Send private message

Hi, hope this is the right forum - I have some LaCie hard drives I'd like to archive - 4 hard drives, they're 2TB I think, they hold the edit for a documentary project (about 100 hours of footage). I'd like to archive them in a form they won't be corrupted - just in case I want to go back and tweak the edit at some later stage. It's a FCP edit. Where's good to go to? I'm in Wellington. I used Geeks on Wheels to copy some very old floppies a few years ago and they screwed it up and lost a number of word processing files, so wary about going there again. Would rather go to some kind of archiving service, to someone who knows what they're doing, rather than risk doing it myself. Any suggestions for the Wellington area? Thanks!

Create new topic
5405 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1019893 7-Apr-2014 12:57
Send private message

Why not do it yourself?
HDDs are a reliable storage medium (if they are disconnected and are stored properly).
Recording studios keep their masters on HDDs.
Buy a SATA Hard Drive USB3 Docking Station (every home should have one) and some 2TB hard drives for your backup, and store them safely, preferably at another site.




Sideface


Mad Scientist
20909 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1020001 7-Apr-2014 14:24
Send private message

Te Papa? sorry can't help it :D

get some DVD-R and burn baby burn! your computer might even come with Nero burning Rome(e)!




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


3496 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1020004 7-Apr-2014 14:27
Send private message

Just use themselves to hold the copies. If you are paranoid you could put them in a lockbox?




Speedtest 2019-10-14


15162 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1020007 7-Apr-2014 14:29
Send private message

Store some in a PO box, encrypted of course? Although I suppose theft and fire are still a risk. Otherwise a secured vault.

5405 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1020056 7-Apr-2014 16:15
Send private message

joker97: ... get some DVD-R and burn baby burn! your computer might even come with Nero burning Rome(e)!

DVDs are a very unreliable way of archiving, and have a limited shelf life, even in a cool, dark place. "Perfect data forever" is a myth.
But better than no backup smile




Sideface


Mad Scientist
20909 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1020060 7-Apr-2014 16:33
Send private message

so storing it all in a hard drive is safer than DVDs? darn! i bought a box!




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


5405 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1020177 7-Apr-2014 19:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

joker97: so storing it all in a hard drive is safer than DVDs? darn! i bought a box!

If you don't leave it running, an HDD is very reliable for long-term archive storage.
But (burned) CDs and DVDs deteriorate after a few years, even if you don't play them. Sometimes they fail after a few months.
I learned this lesson the very hard (read: "expensive") way. frown




Sideface


 
 
 
 




33 posts

Geek


  # 1020219 7-Apr-2014 20:10
Send private message

Yes, but some hard drives are more reliable than others - any tips as to the most reliable for longterm storage?

5405 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1020243 7-Apr-2014 20:40
One person supports this post
Send private message

noob: Yes, but some hard drives are more reliable than others - any tips as to the most reliable for long-term storage?

Any HDD can fail.
I am currently using 20+ Western Digital drives* in NAS devices and none of them have failed (yet smile)
I did have one bad batch of Seagate HDDs which failed within a week, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Seagate is no good.

* WD Red, WD Green (cheaper)




Sideface




33 posts

Geek


  # 1020345 8-Apr-2014 07:58
Send private message

Thanks guys!

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.