Hi, All, I saw this thread and was going to ignore it, but decided not to once I found out that RDX was HDD-in-an-otterbox merci, Henri, and thanks for the image, Lou. Otters are wonderful--see "Ring of Bright Water" (The book) and Point Lobos State Park. LTO was around while I was still doing broadcast consulting and, at the time (late 1990s, early 2000s). I struggled long and hard about how to store things and realized if I were going to become involved with LTO, I would need two drives (how else can you be even remotely certain that your tapes are readable once your single drive dies--I certainly saw that in the early days of PC tape backup. At that point, the cost becomes excessive. My philosophy now is: Any data I want to keep does not live solely on a PC. I have two in-house RAID-6 NAS units, one backing up the other; an ammo case of 2.5-inch HDDs off-site (2 TB 2.5-inch USB 3.0 drives are pretty economical these days and are USB-powered). One son has been migrated to the cloud where Dropbox backs up and mirrors his two on-site laptops. Here, I harvest all new files (but not updates to prevent pollution of existing files) and store them on my RAID-6 NAS units to protect against a Dropbox failure or hacking. The other son will do it soon, but the first one is potentially going far away to school next fall for his Masters (Wichita and Edmonton are on the list) so I wanted to get some closer-in history with the system. RAID-6 allows the failure of any two disks without losing data and the data does not have to be chopped up into 1 or 2 TB chunks as it does with HDDs. I do not keep CF/SD cards, I copy and verify the copy and then recycle them. Cheers, Richard -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.