How does /a/ archive and backup her anime and manga?
External HD then convert to AVI and burn to DVD for archival\back-up purposes.
say what you must about AVI, but this doesn't mean i delete it off my HD which i keep them in mkv format.
If you're burning DVDs in this decade you are fucking stupid.
I have a word document. It has a table set up:
account name/ password / uploaded series
Nah, I wish though.
Also not me.
Isn't illegal to torrent those in the first place?
It's just a bit
My friend has two 500Gig HDD's that he names after robots. Archive is Chamber and the stuff he's watching is Nano.
I just re-torrent shows if I need it, for example Toradora when december comes around. No need to waste the money.
I se streaming sites and online readers like the massive faggot I am, I never download anything because that's a waste of time. If I can simply with 2 clicks enjoy something instead of downloading it, I'm okay with it.
This is all fine and good, but do you never get the urge to watch things on the go?
I know it's dangerous for little girls to travel, but say you're on a big bus and alone in the back. You've got two hours left and you feel wide awake. You've got a laptop, but no internet: what do you do?
I have a 2TB, a 750GB and 500GB.
The 2TB is for anime that isn't recent (pre-winter 2012 since that's when I started watching airing anime) the 750GB is for recent stuff + music, eroge,etc and the 500GB is for backing up stuff I need to have at least two (actually three if you include my local hdd) copies of.
I have backups of every media from anime, movies, tv whatever on external drives, but most kept on 3tb hdds in my computer.
I keep a spreadsheet of my library and keep track of information like date last read/watched, episode/chapter and whatever.
That's my last defense though, if I lost that and my drives failed, I'd have no idea where to begin rebuilding.
I honestly don't care much about the streaming, but fuck I tried read Kodomo no Jikan online.
Shitty as fuck translation, and entire chapters were missing. Never fucking again.
In 2 hours? Do you split the experience over all your trips in 2 years?
Since you wouldn't understand otherwise, I thought it would be necessary to step down to your level of conversational skill.
Arguing with 4chan like a normal person would has never proven effective.
Green for archival if you're not going to connect the power cable to them
Purples are better Reds which are meant for 24/7 writing, if you're going to turn your pc off, you're just paying for the sticker color.
I have plenty of ebooks in my laptop that I can read, I wouldn't watch anime because the only oes that are on my pc are the still-dowloading ones and running series I already caught up with
maybe once gigabit internet is available where I live. backblaze seems fairly cheap.
I write a script to for all the choises and listen to the game in my sleep.
Should I get a 3/4tb hard disk and back them up or just use it to hoard more data?
Been buying internal and external drives for many years. Seagates I really wouldn't trust. With WD externals, if they go, it's usually just the board / power so you can still grab the data. Seagates haven't seemed to last much longer than their warranty, and they aren't any quieter than WDs.
not trolling, I became a super jew saving on every little thing and mangas were the first to get the axe. Dad's got his retirement money now, but I'm still not buying new mangas outside of two-three volumes twice a year when I go to cons. Once I finish the series I'm following, I will buy no more.
>he doesn't screenshot every frame and make a powerpoint presentation
I download the show and put it on my external, then I give it an icon because why the fuck not.
Can't believe how fast this filled up too, gonna have to grab another pretty soon.
I record everything I've seen on my MAL account because playing MMOs for 10+ years left me mentally scarred and I release dopamine whenever I finish a show and add another completed show on my list.
I don't archive or back up my anime because I have access to the fucking internet. It's not going to go away any time soon, and if it does go away, it will probably be a result of some societal breakdown and if that happens, I'd have bigger problems to worry about that my Chinese cartoon archive.
The only things I keep on my HDD is my backlog, and I usually keep anime there for six months max. If I haven't seen it in that time period, I probably never will so I just delete it. It's a nice way to motivate myself to watch it and to keep my HDDs from getting full of garbage that would just sit there for years.
>I have had
[insufficient sample size]
Although their load is quite different from what your little fileserver at home might experience, so interpret with caution.
I want to make use of the icons I have for each season. Only time I combine seasons is when the show was split cour like in Valvrave or Fate/Zero.
I got a good deal on the external ($50 for 1TB), and I thought it would take more time to fill it up. I plan to buy a dedicated HDD for archiving in the future but having it on an external is nice as I can hook it up to my laptop and watch stuff on the TV in the living room.
i don't and it scares me
i've lost so much shit i cared about when my SSD crashed
I haven't been to a retail store for computer parts in over 6 years so that's interesting to hear
that's not a bad deal but a couple years ago I got a 2tb for 60 and already had the 15$ dock
mind you that was during the tech boom and all the stores thought they'd be clearing out 2tb for similar priced 4tb, its like 90 for a 2tb now
>backing up anime or media files in general in ssds
One single copy on an external hard drive, only of what for me is a 7 or more.
Not taking any other preventive measure, cause even if I lose them I can just download them again.
That one thread notwithstanding, this is just confirmation bias by butthurt newfags or cancerous shitposters.
A /v/ermin goes to /a/ and makes a thread about how amazing Cowboy Bebop is and how they don't make great anime like that and gets laughed at and his thread gets deleted. He goes back to /v/, mad, makes a thread about Cowboy Bebop there, and all the other /v/ermin join in and talk about how amazing Cowboy Bebop is and how they all have better taste in anime than /a/ does.
Or a /pol/luter goes to /lit/ and tries to make an intellectual philosophical thread about, say, Ayn Rand, like a billion other /pol/luters did before him, /lit/ shits on him, and he goes back to his hugbox board and talks to other /pol/luters how /pol/ is a billion times better /lit/ than /lit/ is.
It's almost always cases like this. People with little knowledge of a subject have entry level, pop opinions on a subject and when confronted by people who have actually talked about it a bit more, get mad since these people obviously do not agree with their common knowledge, so they go back to where they came from and talk to other people like themselves, who all share the same opinion, so they circlejerk about how better they are at X than X board.
I mean, in some cases, the X board is the worst board for discussing X subject (e.g. /v/ for video games), but more often than not, this "meme" is just angry idiots consoling other angry idiots.
I don't watch entire series most of the time, just individual episodes and scenes and openings and endings.
Dunno why people assume you only archive because you plan to watch the entire series again from start to finish.
This is going to sound dumb, but I've been backing up my favorite series LaserDisc.
I had an uncle who must have really bought into the LaserDisc craze. When he passed my family got his equipment which includes a high quality player and a writer/burner and a couple crates/boxes of unused discs.
It's not too bad actually picture quality is good, you also don't have to flip the disc like with movies since anime eps are short.
thats all you can fit on 4TB? This is my 2TB thats 95% full
I probably should, but I don't have THAT much archived. I usually clean up my archive every 6 months or so.
Everything in my archive, aside from one or two shows, I've seen at least 3 times. I always make an icon with a red border, slap it on a folder, and get to watching whatever it is I'm watching.
I had a 2TB HD that crashed after some time, and lost shitton of series. Then I got my 37 TB chink cloud and I upload everything there, but I don't care anymore.
If there is something I want to watch I just got it from a private tracker.
Two 2tb HDDs set up in Raid 1 which holds all my music, movies, and chinese cartoons.
>There are people on /a/ right now that archive TV releases
Not him, but that's definitley an r4, I've got the same.
>inb4 WD is botnet/backdoor and will die in 1 month
>inb4 Seagate is shit and will die in 1 hour
>inb4 Hitachi wasn't shit but ever since WD bought it in 2011 it became shit
>inb4 SSDs are shit as well
>inb4 don't even think about refurbished or used HDDs
Love how 4chan shits on all forms of media storage.
4chan isn't a single entity retard. Of course there will be people that will shit on different things depending on their preferences and use another product that someone else will shit on. Kill yourself.
Speaking of gutting externals you can grab a 2TB seagate backup plus external HDD for like $90 gut it and have a 2TB 2.5 inch Samsung Spinpoint drive and a free USB 3.0 controller. You save like $60 than if you were to buy the barebones equivalent.
>These plebs don't even store their H.265 Hi10P + OPUS BDRip anime in at least 16TB NAS powered by glorious SSDs.
the problem with them is that they use a proprietary backup solution. no public apis where you could just dump some encrypted ZFS export or anything like that. and windows/mac only.
Awesome pricing, but not very fileserver-friendly.
yeah, it only makes sense at scale. not economical to use at home.
I built a FreeNAS server with 4 x 3 TB drives runing RAIDZ. Also installed Plex so I can stream my collection when I'm away from home and feel like watching something.
I bought one external and it died so quick I stopped giving a fuck about storing anime. I watch it once and then delete it. If it's good enough to want to keep on my PC forever I just buy it and get some cool merchandise instead.
Why would you ever need to do that for anime? Just put it in a RAID 6 array and save your money.
>InB4 WD and Seagate shills claim you should save everything with triplicate using ZFS and then have triplicate copies of every drive offsite.
I'm planning on building something like these in a couple of years.
You would be surprised at how many shows from back in 2008 just aren't there anymore, not on bots, not on torrents, not in stores. Mind you, I was burning shit up on DVDs then, and I don't even dare trying if those discs still even bloody work. And if they do, the stuff is like, 176MB xvid/mp3 avi episodes, the size of a postage stamp. Bloody anime for ants. Still, my nearly a decade old stash of about 200 DVDs is kinda "nostalgia". Back then, someone made me a gift of a 100 recordables, I still have to use it up, which is hard because I CBA.
Other than that, I have 0.5TB of what I call "keep 'em" shows (which I have backed up on same-size external, so I can always free up space by dumping them off internal storage).
I also use about 0.4TB of interim space, both reserved inside and on a small, old external which I use for random backup. That's where the current shows go.
Most shows start in interim, languish there for 6-12 months, while I ask myself a question "do you EVER want to see that show again?". For most shows, the "NO" comes sooner or later, and I delete them. If something makes me feel it's worth keeping and may not be available, I may dip into that stash of ancient DVDs and burn it. And very rarely, something might earn a spot on the "keep 'em" drive.
I don't expect to run out of space anytime soon.
I put everything in the recycle bin then I hit empty recycle bin
easiest way by far to store my data
It's like you don't respect your freedoms.
Two big things kill drives: Bad power and manufacturing defects.
Bad power will fuck up both drives in a raid array.
Manufacturing defects tend to come in lots. If you have two identical drives you bought at the same time from the same place, in all likelyhood they will fail within two weeks of one another.
Raid is not a backup solution.
>How does /a/ archive and backup her anime and manga?
I don't because External HD's are expensive as fuck. If the anime was good enough that I think I'd eventually wanna rewatch it (literally never) I'd just keep it and delete everything else.
>Bad power will fuck up both drives in a raid array.
Usually only the PCB, sometimes preamp. Those are relatively easy fixes provided you have a compatible donor PCB. The data is still working.
You can't account for all kinds of hardware failure, but having a RAID1 which will let you recover an exact copy when one drive fails or a RAID5 which lets you use parity to account for a stale drive in the occasion one drops out is the best you're going to get outside of using some pretty complex solution like tape archive.
This is fine in a large scale deployment where there is a large enough number of drives the ups and downs happen frequently and matching pairs aren't really pairs by serial number, but it's fucking useless for regular joe and his one computer. NAS, a usb/esata external, or a backup server are much more suited to the task and much less risky.
Alright, gigantic dumbfucks, if you have something better FOR ME, not for your stupid autism, than 2.2.1, then tell me why. Otherwise shove your equally retarded reaction images up your assholes.
/g/entooman here. Hitachi HDs have the best reliability, but they are also more expensive. Do not buy WD greens. They have this thing where the read/write head goes from active to rest a million times a day to save power, which murders durability.
Also my setup is pic related. HDD just came in the mail today. $350 in hardware dedicated to downloading and storing chinese cartoons. Am I doing this right?
Tell me which ones and what do they do better then? Because I honestly don't fucking give a shit, especially about someone's autism on an image board about fucking torrent clients. I'm still using 2.2.1 and have been using it since forever, I'm not gonna change because anon on /ag/ said so, and provided no fucking reasons.
Should have said 'the former', since preamp isn't an 'easy' fix.
But it depends on what configuration those are running too, really. At the end of the day, it's going to be a moot point if those solutions are ALSO using a dodgy configuration and/or there's the chance of those failing in certain ways too. And if you're using the NAS with a solution where there's no redundancy/duplication losing one drive has the potential to lose you an entire drive's worth of data anyway.
I'd say that I've had better experiences with flash storage for reliability, but my M500 malfunctioned with a TRIM glitch last week.
What's the difference between consumer drives versus enterprise drives?
Is it the only the high quality drives that are available only to companies while consumers get shafted with not as high quality drives?
>not placing servers in a separate room