Quote Originally Posted by SilverGlow View Post
How is that so?

A 3TB eSata external drive costs $200. A 1TB costs $75.

TIFF, and many other LossLESS digital formats are available to use.

Easy, easy, easy....just drag and drop. On more then one target external drive.

Keep one at your place, the other at mother's.

Done.
Those are consumer drives.

Try costing some industrial grade SAS drives for a redundant SAN, which is the kind of technology you want for commercial archiving to disk, and then get back to me.

You are seriously underestimating storage costs for an industrial installation.