timothy from the the-common-man-with-a-tb-a-month dept.
Vigyaan writes "Lately, I have been looking into different bulk data storage options available to a common man. My work
depends on generating, storing and analyzing a
large amount of data -- averaging about 1 TB per
month. I would like to have a storage system which is automated, fast, reliable
and most importantly does not cost the price of an
eye. Right now, I have a 4 node Linux cluster with
10 large hard disks (total capacity 1.6 TB); data storage roughly costs
about $0.60/GB (excluding the cost of PC
hardware). But long term storage is painful -- DVDs
cost about $0.10-$0.15/GB but takes too much human time
and leaving data on hard disks makes me nervous
because of possible failures. RAID is a possibility, but it increases the cost significantly. I was wondering, if
Slashdot readers have any recommendations for a
cheap automated way to store and retrieve data."
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