I wonder if it's a good idea to choose optical media for long time storage.
Overall, its not. But, I'm a bit paranoid, for starters, and I prefer to back up everything
to optical, and then keep everything but the obvious rejects online as well.
Digital movies are - as digital storage is not very reliable at this time - stored on film. Not the actual image, I suppose, but their datas.
Actually, they print a neg But, movie film has the same set of problems that still camera film has - it degrades relatively quickly, in 20-30 years, or so.... But, just in case they lose the hard drives or something.... On a big movie project, we're talking tons of storage, so...
A hard disc is at least physical and cannot deteriorate. And in case of mechanical failure, it's unlikely for several hard drives to fail at the same time. As one fails, you can replace it.
That would be great - but right now, its a bit expensive for my budget.
And I dont think Toast creates an archive list....i could be wrong though
I'll check it out - I have Toast, but didn't realize it would span volumes automatically. I'm new to this machine, so still learning a lot If I can just get it to span volumes, that's better than nothing - I can always write on the things...