My point was, though, that Glyphs have inside them the same Seagate drives as Seagate sells in its
own enclosures. The only advantages in the studio are supposedly better venting, which would matter
under a recording environment, and supposedly more hefty power supplies. I tend to believe the power
supply part compared to the low end of powered hard drives, given the nearly no weight and flimsy
feel of the cord-warts (my bet is that a cheapo drive's power supply is spec'd for exactly what the
drive calls for as far as amps, but that a drive working hard and getting hot capturing several
tracks of hi-rez audio might draw over the averaged spec). As for the venting, I'd want to do some
tests on the relatively tight-sealed Glyph enclosure and its fan vs modern external hard drive
enclosures that physically press drive chasis to aluminum sheets that heat out into the plastic
case. I suspect that the Glyph may have an advantage there, too.
It's worth noting that Seagate, and I think WD, make a separate line of drives for DVRs and this new
generation of hard drive streaming digital audio players. These drives are designed to run cool,
generally by sacrificing platter-spin speed. To my thinking, this is a clear acknowledgement by the
drive manufacturers that the biggest enemy is heat.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard drive for preservation of transfers?
> Yeah for the money involved I never by anything except a Glyph, it's not worth it to save a
> pittance and risk so much in exchange.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Nov 28, 2013, at 8:10 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Lou:
>> 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
>>>> 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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