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Johnross1968

is there a way to connect a dvd/ bluray carousel to a pc to use as data storage, even if it was read only?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have seen 400 disc carousels on the market and was thinking burn your data to a bluray disc the drop it into the carousel to store it, so your pc could use it later. Any Ideas. maybe even being able to connect multiple units to a pc for insane storage (read only is fine for what i'm storing)

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Not unless the device was intended to be hooked up to a computer via a USB port or something of the sort.

The carousel would also need to be blueray compatible, many I have seen over the years are CD only as it was meant for a music library.

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this could also be done with 4 10tb drives which would be faster and take up less space and be rewriteable

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1 minute ago, Johnross1968 said:

true but i was thinking of burning it all to 50 or 100 gig Mdisc blu rays, which have a life span of over 1,000 years. hard drives cant do that.

 

if you want data archiving, use tapes, there built for that.

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Just now, Johnross1968 said:

image a petabyte of data that safe for 1,00 years. and some research suggests Mdisc can actually last 10 times that long.

 

and why would that matter, you won't live that long. And how will you real it, usb or sata won't be around in 1000 years.

 

Get tapes, there made for this, and cheaper.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

if you want data archiving, use tapes, there built for that.

but what about read speeds? if its too slow maybe theres a workaround, copying it to a drive to read from and then deleting it, i want to make a plex server from hell.

 

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Just now, Johnross1968 said:

but what about read speeds? if its too slow maybe theres a workaround, copying it to a drive to read from and then deleting it, i want to make a plex server from hell.

 

If you want a plex server, get hdds, optical discs or tapes will be aful for this. Just replace the discs when the die. If you want a data archive you have to maintain it.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

If you want a plex server, get hdds, optical discs or tapes will be aful for this. Just replace the discs when the die. If you want a data archive you have to maintain it.

 

 

kk thanks just brainstorming trying to think outside the box a bit.

 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
On 2/4/2019 at 9:52 PM, Electronics Wizardy said:

how many tb are we thinking? HDDs are getting pretty cheap now.

as much as i can afford. im aiming for at least 160 TB (eventually)

 

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