Little poll about Storage in this days

umbilical

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hi, I have a lot!!!!! DVDRs with info (some movies etc...) I start see that is better have all on HDs... and dont burn anything on CDs...

good things: everyday the storage are more cheap

bad things: if the hds destroy, all the data are destroit... (well a good solution is mozy.com)

some good options is like http://www.drobo.com

any other solutions???

I have a macpro '08 with 500gb default and 1tb extra, I soon go for more, I think that I can put 4 x 2tb right???

and well the poll? you still burn DVDs ??? or go to full HD storage?? how?
 

Mackilroy

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Jun 29, 2006
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You can easily have at least 6x2 TB, if you don't mind having no optical drives, and I believe Tesselator has eight drives in his Mac Pro. I have two 750 GB drives and one 500 GB in my machine.
 
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pastrychef

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Sep 15, 2006
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I have largely gone to storing things on hard drives.

I use two Drobos. One loaded up with four 2TB drives and the other loaded up with 1.5TB drives. I also have four drive RAID 5 NAS with four 1TB drives. I like the Drobos much more.
 
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supercooled

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I use to have 4TB in my system but then went and bought an Acer Easystore H340. It's able to share a lot easier and I don't have to keep the beast powered on serving files. I just have 3.2TB now running 640GB WD drives striped.

If I see another sale for a Windows Home Server NAS again, preferably an HP one, I'll pick it up for future consideration.
 
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VirtualRain

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Aug 1, 2008
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I have a Mac Mini based NAS (doubling as HTPC) with dual-drive FW800 enclosure.

Sans Digital has some nice external enclosures and NAS products that are consistent with the quality and look of the Mac Pro.
 
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fluffyx

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Oct 25, 2007
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backblaze.com is an awesome online backup service. I have 5 hard drives plugged in to one computer for a total capacity of 3.5TB, and Backblaze backs it all up for $5/mo.

It's still nice to have on-site backups because they're a lot faster to restore from, but Backblaze is affordable protection against natural disasters (e.g., fire).
 
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Go Go

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Apr 10, 2009
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storage

you might want to look at an external running raid level 5

maybe something from Buffallo?
 
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chiefroastbeef

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In your situation, definitely stick with a drobo, it is super easy to use, expandable, and your storage is safe forever (as long as you replace failing hdds). I have one and it gives me a peace of mind.
 
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MrBrekke

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Oct 1, 2009
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i use only HDD storage. 2x 4 bay NAS RAID 1+0 for backup and speed :)

and of course i have my 16GB usb stick and a 250GB WD passport
 
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pastrychef

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backblaze.com is an awesome online backup service. I have 5 hard drives plugged in to one computer for a total capacity of 3.5TB, and Backblaze backs it all up for $5/mo.

It's still nice to have on-site backups because they're a lot faster to restore from, but Backblaze is affordable protection against natural disasters (e.g., fire).
That looked really great until I read about the 4GB file size limit... Bummer...
 
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umbilical

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backblaze.com is an awesome online backup service. I have 5 hard drives plugged in to one computer for a total capacity of 3.5TB, and Backblaze backs it all up for $5/mo.

It's still nice to have on-site backups because they're a lot faster to restore from, but Backblaze is affordable protection against natural disasters (e.g., fire).
backblaze vs mozy ????????????

I hate mozy beacuse I backup a file... and later I delete from my computer... sooooooo the file are deleted from mozy 1 week later...
 
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