Thanks all for the various ideas,
HDs are out for data distribution to others (can you imagine the
howls of outrage responding to our attempt to treat hard disks as
consumables?), although we're already using them 100GB 2.5" drives for
internal transport. A second point is that sometimes we will be
sending 2-5GB/week for weeks or months. HDs are absolutely out for
that, and we get hissed at if we consume that much bandwidth.
Also: for astronomy data like this, the *standard* is DVDs.... so
if we do something different, then anything that goes wrong becomes Our
As for HD-DVD, we can't demand that everybody has such a drive.... and
have you *seen* the cost of media right now? Yowch!
So, yes, HDs will work for some instances (and we'll use them then), but
I'm still on the trail of a robot DVD drive.
> If you need robotic duplicators take a look at these:
> Rimage: http://www.mtmimage.com/hardware/duplication.php> Alpha One: http://www.lsk-data.de/en/index-en.php?page=83&frameset=14> YMI: http://www.ymi.com/products/mps_over.html
Checking these out now...
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