Archival of editing projects and tapeless camera originals is a hot topic these days, with opinions flying everywhere. Today’s post covers our experiences with both hard drives and the new A-Series LTO drive from Quantum.
In early 2008, we decided to switch to LTO tapes for all of our long term archiving. We previously used external IDE drives (well, internal drives put in cases to make them external) for our backups. They work decently for at least a while. The problem was, it got to the point that we had to use Chronosync, a file synchronizing software, to bring back any element from a project because digital hits would appear in the video files due to bad data blocks copying over from the drives back onto our system.