Wow! excluding any additional editing/tweaking that job would take
just under 500,000 minutes to
complete just the straight transfer process alone! I guess I know
what you're gonna be doing with your retirement time....
On May 15, 2006, at 4:17 PM, steven c wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
>> I disagree here. The cost of management is basically a cost per
>> item (or
>> file). The number of bytes in a file has little effect.
>> As storage disks get bigger, the same number of files on the same
>> of disks can be of higher quality with no extra cost.
>> A high quality file might be at most six times the size of a low
>> audio file. Now compare the change in disk capacity from the 5 1/4
>> floppies of 20 years ago to the DVDs of today.
> Almost correct...but not quite! There still exists an effective "per
> byte" cost for stored files...a 500GB drive costs more than a 40GB,
> and a DVD-RW more than a CD-RW.
> I have about 80,000 78 sides to (eventually) archive in digital form.
> As moderate-quality MP3 files of, say, 500KB each...I would need
> about 40,000MB...or 40GB, which I could store on a single not-too-
> expensive drive. Wav files would be (I think) about 20 times the
> size, or .8TB (for I don't know how much...).
> Steven C. Barr