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Martin Greenwood

Member Since:
May 23rd 2006
22 Posts
Macbook Buying Advice
by Jacob Holcomb 3 months ago
I have a small budget (<$1500) for a Macbook or Macbook Pro. Goal is to get something to backup footage from a GH5 on a remote international shoot. I was in love the form factor of the Macbook 12"
Re: Macbook Buying Advice
by Martin Greenwood 3 months ago
For on set workflow get the MacBook Pro. The ports support Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C so give you a lot more flexibility. There are Thunderbolt camera card readers that you may want to use. Also Thunderb
Strange slow transfer rate.
by Mauro Moreira 5 months ago
Hi, i have a Quantum Superloader 3 LTO 6 and Yoyotta and i ve been using this setup for more than 1 year without any problem. Recently I re-started the archiving of a project, basically a lot of Cinem
Re: Strange slow transfer rate.
by Martin Greenwood 5 months ago
Just to add that we have tested writing sequences of the same 3.4MB files to LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 here at YoYotta and they all run at full speed. Also Mauro has performed the same write tests
free or low cost tape backup software? (and is there a point)
by Rachael Busher 5 months ago
Hoping to become an LTO Ultrium user here in the next couple months... just still deciding which drive (in my other post - anyone with suggestions WHICH drive to get please post ) and figuring out my
Re: free or low cost tape backup software? (and is there a point)
by Martin Greenwood 5 months ago
The mechanisms and performance of all LTO-7 and 8 drives are the same, as they are all made by IBM, so your choice is on price or brand. We would recommend using LTFS, it's widely used and cross platf
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what happens if LTFS on LTO loses a bit/senses corruption?
by Rachael Busher 5 months ago
Specific post for a specific question since this board seems a little slow moving... I'm wanting to use LTFS for file storage on LTO Ultrium tapes because i'm sold on the 'ease of use' aspect. What i'
Re: what happens if LTFS on LTO loses a bit/senses corruption?
by Martin Greenwood 5 months ago
The short answer is that a single unrecoverable error on tape would stop the reading of that file at that point. However other files on tape would be fine. Other methods of writing files to tape like
newbie to LTO6/need help choosing a drive (for slower <160MB writing)
by Rachael Busher 6 months ago
Hello I need help understanding the world of LTO Ultrium tape backup. I've read things which are online but I cannot find answers to any of my questions because I don't know where such conversations n
Re: newbie to LTO6/need h elp choosing a drive (for slower <160MB writing)
by Martin Greenwood 5 months ago
LTO-7 SAS drives are not that much more expensive and I would guess that within 6 months LTO-7 media is the same price per TB as LTO-6, it's getting closer all the time. Meanwhile you can use the LTO-
Skip LTO-7 for LTO-8 in 2018-2019?
by Sam Lee 6 months ago
I've been using LTO-6 since 2013. Great 4 years of archive with over 2000 tapes and growing. The HP drive is still working great. But the data is getting bigger than ever before, especially raw 4K and
Re: Skip LTO-7 for LTO-8 in 2018-2019?
by Martin Greenwood 6 months ago
After further reading, LTO-8 and LTO-6 media are not interchangeable (MP & BaFe), As Sam says there are two types of tape available for LTO-6. On the label you will see either Metal Particle or Bariu
LTO-7 Formatted as "Type M" for a 3TB capacity bump
by Stephen Brock 7 months ago
Getting ready to upgrade our LTO-6 tapes and drives. Considering LTO-7 formatted as Type M using an LTO-8 drive to increase capacity to 9TB. Are there any downsides to formatting these LTO-7 tapes as
Re: LTO-7 Formatted as "Type M" for a 3TB capacity bump
by Martin Greenwood 6 months ago
M8 media (As Stephen says these are LTO-7 tapes formatted specially to give 9TB) is a clever idea and the price per TB is the cheapest. However I'm not sold on LTO-8 right now... LTO-8 media isn't ava
LTO-7 and Mac Platforms
by Tim Jones 2 years ago
Hi Folks, I wanted to provide an update about using LTO-7 tape drives on a Mac or Linux system. As always, my team continuously tests tape technology against all platforms and we have identified a ser
Re: LTO-7 and Mac Platforms
by Martin Greenwood 6 months ago
Jon, Definitely go for LTO-7, you can get a SAS desktop LTO drive and an ATTO H680 card that will work perfectly with your MacPro for under $3K USD. The premium over an LTO-6 drive has gone now LTO-8
HP LTFS for macOS High Sierra
by Seth Goldin 7 months ago
Wondering if any of you have been able to upgrade your LTFS systems to macOS High Sierra. Is everything compatible and working well Specifically I'm wondering about: HPE StoreOpen Standalone version 3
Re: HP LTFS for macOS High Sierra
by Martin Greenwood 7 months ago
If you are installing frameworks like LTFS or OSXFUSE on a Mac that has a clean install of High Sierra, then they will need approval. Also installing new ATTO drivers will need to be approved. This is
Cyclone PCIe Expander
by Dustin Cross 8 years ago
I just wanted to share with everyone looking at Davinci on Mac and wondering how to fit all the PCIe cards in a system, my experience with the Cyclone 600-2707 PCIe expander. http: www.cyclone.com pro
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Re: Cyclone PCIe Expander
by Martin Greenwood 8 years ago
I've also used this enclosure with the Mac and RedRocket and it works well. Dustin, where did you get the enclosure for 10 drives Adam
Rescan Fibre channel in OS X
by Kaspar Kallas 12 years ago
Hi is there a simple way to rescan FC bus, because I am chaning some raid sets, it is a pain to restart the computer raid all the time to have the disks show up -Kaspar
Re: Rescan Fibre channel in OS X
by Martin Greenwood 12 years ago
Similar question. Sometimes all the FC raids don't show up on reboot. Why is this The client seems to keep polling FC but they never show up. Rebooting usually makes them show up. (All other clients c
is anyone out there using Metasan software with Fcp ??
by Olivier Jean 12 years ago
i'm looking to integrate a 2 seats fcp working with Standard def 10 bit using an infortrent 4Gb 16 Bay drives, i have installed fiebrejet systems before and i have been happy with Fibrejet, but the fi
Re: is anyone out there using Metasan software with Fcp ??
by Martin Greenwood 12 years ago
MetaSan sounds good, what are the disadvantages compared with XSan Adam
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