Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I found a firewire hardware RAID 1 to put my photos on. RAID 5 would be more 31331 but also louder. MediaBank allows hot-swap of drives—and in fact encourages it as an offsite backup solution. The only drawback (besides price) so far are the strange limitations on the drives: IBM/Hitachi recommended while WD/Seagate are not compatible (why?); and 250GB max. I've ordered one anyway.

Harddrives always cost around $200. I remember when I bought my first one: 170MB for $170. Three orders of magnitude later, the price/performance sweet spot remains the same.

update: it's out of stock for a month.


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