[Tig] Holographic Drive at NAB
jeffkreines at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 21 19:44:58 BST 2008
On Apr 21, 2008, at 1:26 PM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> Second two numbers are speculative but intended to illustrate the
> question: "What is the meaning of life?".
Exactly the point I've been making to others. I think it's a clever
system, and once they scale up capacity it may be pretty exciting.
But unless it catches on (chicken and egg) one might find, in
10-20-50 years) that one has perfectly readable media with no device
to read it in!
Right now I still recommend (despite the painfully slow speed) copies
on at least two LTO 3/4 tapes, to be stored in separate locations.
Cost for LTO-3 tape is about $35 for 400 GB uncompressed. Of course
you need to migrate it every 5 years or so, but at least autoloaders
will help with that task.
Makes storing B&W film look almost simple! Of course, that's what
they said about safety film before vinegar syndrome...
Jeff "data wrangling is a PITA" Kreines
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