I agree with Shai. I've used and shipped many a Seagate drive, both full-sized and USB-powered.
Never had a problem. I use them in redundancy in my own system. My master drives in the studio are
Glyph, which are Seagate drives inside but in robust cases with (maybe) better power supplies. For
institutional/archival clients, I specify Glyph for their drives that they will receive my work on,
but for non-technical folks I just go with a pair of Seagates, and send them under separate cover. I
also keep client files on my drives until I get confirmation that the client has OK'd the work and
has propogated it to at least one more drive.
The way you are working is the same as I did last time I had a pile of reels -- 96/24, 44.1/16
normalized "masters" which the client wanted burned to CDR (and was willing to pay for the extra
time and effort), and MP3. I am able to transfer at 192/24 now, but I have yet to have any client
except me myself and I specify that resolution.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard drive for preservation of transfers?
> Hi Lou
> I would go with the Seagate or WD 2.5" 1TB drive and make 2 or 3 copies. In my experience they are
> very robust and survive USPS, FedEx, etc. I have had very bad experience with LaCie, Adata, so I
> would avoid those.
> בתאריך 29/11/13 12:16 AM, ציטוט Lou Judson:
>> I am working on project of some 288 hours of transfers from analog tapes to digital for the
>> family of the presenter. I'm using 24/96 for the original transfers, so will need about 500 gigs
>> of storage for the stereo 96k material, plus 44.1 masters, MP3s and so on that they can use...
>> What sort of drive is now recommended for sending the family their copy of the digital material?
>> It seems that there are plenty of USB 1TB drives out now, but what is recommended for sending to
>> offsite storage of non-technical people? I'm thinking of selecting from this:
>> like perhaps the Seagate Expansion listed at $119, but curious what any "digitizers" here would
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
> Shai Drori
> Timeless Recordings
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