What media would one use to store a large amount of data (4000 MB) to transfer to a different computer?

Without getting esoteric options, we have:

  • magnetic hard drives
    • Least expensive
    • Slower than RAID or ssd
    • Faster than online
  • Solid state drives
    • Most expensive
    • Fastest
  • RAID (comprised of multiple magnetic hard drives or solid state drives)
    • Faster than hard drives
    • Can be faster than solid state if combining multiple SSD’s
    • Less expensive than a single SSD
  • Online storage.
    • Least expensive
    • Massively slow (depending on you internet speed, could take months)

Were it me, I’d buy a 4-drive RAID box, put 4, 2TB SSD’s in it, configure as either stripped or RAID 5 (preferable), and let her rip.

However, if cost is an issue, buy a single 6TB hard drive (under $150). It will take 4–10x longer, but cost 1/10th as much.

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.