[MacDV] external hard drives

Patty Winter patty1 at sonic.net
Fri Feb 3 20:31:31 PST 2006

A question related to the original one:

I'm thinking of digitizing some old VHS tapes and storing the
full-resolution QuickTime files on several hard drives. I'll
make DVDs from them, but I'm not sure about the lifetime of
consumer-grade DVDs, so figured I should hold onto the original
files. If I do that, should I hook up the drives a couple times
a year and let them run for a few days to give them some exercise?
Or doesn't it matter?


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