[vcf-midatlantic] several things
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jan 2 00:41:08 EST 2020
On 1/1/20 3:23 PM, Jonathan Sturges via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I would augment that by making it a *set* of drives, stored in a
>> block-checksumming filesystem like ZFS, and treat the set of drives as a
>> unit. ZFS filesystems in particular can be "imported" and "exported"
>> to/from a system as a unit, making this convenient.
> Dave, totally agree with you on both the bit error rate issue as well as this recommendation. ZFS' importing/exporting capability has always been a favorite of mine. Question, which ZFS implementations do you use and trust these days?
I value the import/export functionality too. I think that's one of
ZFS' greatest features.
I'm currently using "zfsonlinux" distribution on my main desktop
system, and the Solaris 10 implementation (patched to current) for "big
>> I've noticed a decrease in M-DISC availability lately. Do you have
>> any idea of what's going on with that?
> Thanks for the heads-up about M-Discs, I wasn't aware of their status. I too have an LG drive that supports them but have never really used them. Microcenter has always sold them, though not in great quantity or anything, but at least it's a bricks-and-mortar option:
Cool. Everyone who has used them or evaluated them has been impressed
by them, so I sure hope they remain available.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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