Is it possible that Seagate knowing that this large capacity storage device will be used by Video folks for archiving and that they may have actually improved their product?
I would love to have that much bang for the buck myself. But the price is a little too cheap.
What are some of the best ways to determine a quality Archive HDD, other than reputation and trial and error.
I use a Western Digital 1tb for system backup and I would like a separate high capacity for just Audio/Video archiving.. Maybe 4 to 8 TB's.
Any suggestions?.. I hate getting rid of any footage even if I don't need it for months or even years.
Most of the stuff I do often gets reused/repurposed, so I hang on to everything. Considering that the archive drive isn't going to be used continuously and ultimately won't get that many hours on it, I have no inherent problem with these drives. Of the handful of Seagate drives I've had that have failed, they didn't fail until they had thousands of hours on them. That said, I have never had a Hitachi (HGST) drive fail ever.
The raid industry must be loving these large TB drives. In fact I believe someone in the Raid industry bought seagate and drove down quality, so that we as consumers would need to buy 2-3x the drives we do now. ;) conspiracy? I think so. ;)
"Yes, but now you can instantly lose up to 8TB of data on a single inexpensive drive, that is a significant leap in technology!"
Reminds me back in the Apple // days when there was an addendum at the back of the AppleDOS manual about Farnsworth T. Hornswoggle's WOM, "write only memory". He claimed to have created a chip that could hold 5 Megabytes! (Well, do remember this is back in the pre-consumer hard drive days when floppies held 140Kb and system RAM was often 16KB.) It was guaranteed forever and would never lose any data stored in it. The only drawback was that it could never be read. Reportedly the US goobermint had made a deal to purchase the entire stock for their archiving purposes.
I tend to only buy drives that are half the size of the latest capacity. That gives the manufacturers a year or two to work the bugs out of that design.
Have to agree with you Chien. PLUS...have another 'twin' drive as back up. I had a back up drive fail a couple of years ago, although I did manage to recover the data on it. So now I always back up the back up. Drives are cheaper enough to do that now.