Tape is still an option.
Many folks today say that magnetic tape is a dead media. I disagree. Sure, it’s not as fast as a hard drive or a flash drive for backup, but it has it’s place. Especially when it is used for archival purposes.
I do video projects with my Mac. I like to retain the entire project. The raw footage, the edited footage, and the final product may it be DVD or a VHS tape. I can store all of that material on a single DLT tape.
Now, this tape medium is not as cheap as hard drives are today. I can however store more in a small space by using tape.
Also the retention time for tape can be many years and still be readable. I have been working with tape since the 70’s so I know what I am speaking about.
Next week I will talk in detail about my tape setup and the upgrade I am doing to it.
Come back and check it out.
Musical Selection –
This tune is so upbeat and fun. It always makes me happy and gets me up on the morning drive to work.
But guess what —- They will not allow me to embed it! More and more artist are doing this on YouTube.
Not happy — Killing my style!
Saturday — Great Radio
Speaking of checking out, check out “The Internet Advisor Show” on 760 AM WJR on Saturday May 29th, 2010. I will be back on the air with Gary Baker and Ed RudeI talking all things computer and Internet fro 5 to 7 PM.
Great to listen to while grilling something yummy on the Barbie.