Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hard Drive Perils

As video camera manufacturers move away from tape toward solid-state flash media, understanding how to implement reliable backups for your media is more important than ever. Zero capture times, longer battery life and fewer mechanical parts to fail may make the appeal of the these new cameras seem like a no-brainer. But without tape, if that file is lost and there is no backup - well you know the rest.

Fresh DV recently conducted an interview with Mike Mihalik, Product Manager at LaCie. It's well worth a listen. In addition to reviewing best practices for data backup, Mihalik notes that even if you copy your data on a separate drive for safe keeping on a shelf, the data may degrade over time and become unusable.

You can listen to the interview here. Also be sure to check out FreshDV's great web site. Plenty of tutorials, interviews and product reviews.

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