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  • #16
    I heartily recommend getting an on-line backup solution. That way you can easily setup frequent automatic backups, you don't need to mess with plugging additional hardware in, and you're also safe from theft.

    Most of these are $5 a month or so and usually you just need to install the software and the rest takes care of itself.
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    • #17
      I heartily recommend getting an on-line backup solution.


      What service do you use?
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      • #18
        By the way, how much more reliable are SSDs supposed to be compared to regular hard drives? Would I be better off in the long run by buying one of those instead?


        At this point, I would say that SSDs are *less* reliable than regular hard drives. You get them these days for performance reasons. I think eventually SSDs will become more reliable, but I'm not sure that they are even on par with regular hard drives now. (I just got a SSD for the new Windows 7 computer, so we'll see. )
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        • #19
          At this point, I would say that SSDs are *less* reliable than regular hard drives. You get them these days for performance reasons. I think eventually SSDs will become more reliable, but I'm not sure that they are even on par with regular hard drives now. (I just got a SSD for the new Windows 7 computer, so we'll see. )


          Hmmm could this throw a wrench into my Kronos plans?...

          The online backup option does look interesting by the way...
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          • #20
            At this point, I would say that SSDs are *less* reliable than regular hard drives.


            Sort of.

            SSDs are an order of magnitude more reliable than mechanical hard drives due to the lack of moving parts. The downside is that their longevity is finite due to the technology used. The RAM used has a finite erase/write life. Garbage collection and maintenance firmware keep memory locations out of circulation as they go bad. Leveling algorithms make sure all memory locations are used equally. Catastrophic failure of the type mechanical drives are prone to is very unlikely. Projected life spans of a minimum of about 5 years are the current consensus.

            All my PCs have SSD boot drives at this point with large mechanical drives for apps and backup.
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            • #21
              SSDs are an order of magnitude more reliable than mechanical hard drives due to the lack of moving parts. The downside is that their longevity is finite due to the technology used.


              Yep, limited writes (albeit quite high limited writes, theoretically it should be years worth). Also, I know that OSs not optimized for SSD (eg all Windows OSs before Windows 7) could potentially perform way more writes than optimal.

              Regardless, I see some "poof!" type SSD error reports and reportedly similar RMA rates. They are not bulletproof yet. Perhaps the controller board / manufacturing process is not quite refined yet, as I would think an SSD should not be RMAed as much as a hard drive.

              I should emphasize that "not as reliable" does not mean "piece of ****************". More like "2% of SSDs will be RMAed, 1.9% of HDDs will be RMAed". Not a huge difference. I have an SSD based netbook in addition to the new Windows 7 machine, and another external SSD that's doing storage. Both are two years old and have absolutely no problems. I went the SSD boot drive route for the latest machine, and there's no way I wouldn't do this for future machines. (As long as you know that nothing is bulletproof, and still backup often.)

              And for equipment that is going to be moved around a lot (like a Korg Kronos that you gig with), an SSD is going to be *way* more reliable than a HDD. (I do wonder if the Kronos does allow you to make backups though.)
              What I make with way too many blinky light modular items, plugins, and an Alesis Andromeda.
              Forbidden Star: home studio / melodic ambient / New Age / the deep zone
              Boney Fiend: the band, man / punk / garage / beer

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              • #22
                All the guys around me at work know to keep all their work on a server having a managed backup and not rely on their laptop hard drives as they almost always take a dump. But what to do with personal stuff on home computers? I don't have a laptop at home anymore, but we do have a couple of desk tops. I have been meaning to ask here if anyone uses an online backup service and whether you would or would not recommend your particular service.




                I am running a Windows Home Server which automatically backs up all the PC's/laptops in my house each day....works like a treat.

                Although, apparently the next version "VAIL" is dropping that functionality, inexplicably.

                Re online backup - I would not trust putting all my valuable info "in the cloud". Photos and music perhaps, but not financial details, passwords etc.
                Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell...

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                • #23
                  Stuff happens no matter how hard we try. I've used http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/ a few times when we've been in a pinch. They are pricey but they even helped recover data from a hard drive that had been in a fire. They can get to data that other shops would write off as irretrievable.

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                  • #24
                    Ghost is great if you're on the PC side of things. Just add a dedicated storage HD, set it and forget it. I love it!

                    Saved by ass a couple of times now
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                    Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                    • #25

                      And for equipment that is going to be moved around a lot (like a Korg Kronos that you gig with), an SSD is going to be *way* more reliable than a HDD. (I do wonder if the Kronos does allow you to make backups though.)


                      SSD reliability is going to be a major concern for anyone playing those gorgeous multi-gigabyte streaming grand pianos on the Kronos. Let's hope those pianos sound just as glorious after two or three years of continuous use, which will represent an inconceivable number of SSD reads.

                      I wonder if it will be possible to have a backup SSD drive for the Kronos. I might want one if I was using the instrument on a long running piano-intensive tour.

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                      • #26
                        Well if the problem with SSD is writes and not reads, the Kronos should be fine... soundwave106? What do you say?
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                        • #27
                          SSD reliability is going to be a major concern for anyone playing those gorgeous multi-gigabyte streaming grand pianos on the Kronos. Let's hope those pianos sound just as glorious after two or three years of continuous use, which will represent an inconceivable number of SSD reads.


                          They'll sound just fine, because reading from the SDD doesn't wear it out, only writing.
                          Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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                          • #28
                            They'll sound just fine, because reading from the SDD doesn't wear it out, only writing.


                            This.
                            Best Regards, James
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                            I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                            My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                            Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                            Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                            • #29


                              Kronos plan going full steam ahead
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                              • #30


                                Kronos plan going full steam ahead


                                Krog thanks you for your consideration.






                                How'd yet another general KSS thread become a KRONOS thread?
                                Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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