Migrating your files between hard drives and applications has always been a challenge. There are always new technologies that make others outdated or obsolete, and you will need to move your files from one to another. In this video, join Kevin Ames as he gives you things to consider when migrating your digital assets.
- Migration.…Migration has been a challenge since I started…my digital career back in the early 90s.…Then I would use optical drives to store data permanently.…We didn't know how long these would lost,…but they tended to last longer than a floppy disk,…and they certainly had a lot more storage capacity.…These were about 600 megabytes,…and they had two sides for storing data.…We'd record half of it on side A,…flip it over to side B,…and record the other half.…
After optical media ran its course…we came up with other storage devices,…in this case a SyQuest drive.…SyQuest drives were great.…The initial ones could hold 44 megabytes…and the new ones could hold 88, a tremendous amount,…and they were really fast compared to the optical storage.…The optical storage was great for permanent archiving…and it was really bad for transferring files to clients…because nobody had the readers.…Back in the day everybody had a SyQuest drive.…
That went away fairly quickly when…Iomega came out with the Zip disk.…The Zip disk was 100 megabytes in a much more…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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