Dear all,

does anyone have experience with keeping duplicates on Amazon S3. It seems
to be an easy and affordable solution for off-site storage. I've seen a blog
where the guy calculated that S3 was cheaper than paying the electricity
bill ...


Maurice Mengel
Music Archive
Ethnological Museum
National Museums in Berlin

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 2:51 AM, Adrian Cosentini <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hmm, I never got anything less than 500MG to 1 TB maybe that has something
> to do with it. Anyway after 8 years they all spin up and are playable /
> readable. Maybe I'm just lucky. Of course I back everything up from other
> hard drives (glyph) and DVD-ROM to service copies, CD-ROM and Maxtor. Am I
> over cautious?
> Adrian
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] external hard drive for a start for archiving audio
> files
> On May 27, 2009, at 3:09 PM, ADRIAN COSENTINI wrote:
>> That's funny I've been using LaCie's for the past 8 years with no
>> problems, as opposed to some others out there. Maybe it's because I  use a
>> Mac., but even in a windows environment, the LaCies have been  rock solid.
>> Adrian
>>  … until they aren't. I bought four 80 gig Lacies once on sale and now
> have three that work, that's 25% failure. The mere fact that they do
> not specify the drive inside, and the warranty is so short,
> disqualifies them for me. Plus I can't get the cases open even after
> warranty expires!
> Glad they work for you. Have any ever died on you yet? I have over 60
> living Seagates, none dead (yet?). 2 WD, 50% dead. These are all IDE
> drives.
> And yes, Seagate put out a series of duds a year or so ago. I was
> lucky, and two 1.5TB and two 1TB are fine.
> Now moving on to SATA and the jury is still out!
> and 100% Mac here.
> <L>
> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689