* Posts by James Darley

1 post • joined 8 Aug 2007

Genetic researchers fill 1TB a week

James Darley

RE: data storage

If the generation of the 200Gb of data was performed over 1 week at a constant rate, they'd need around a 5Mbit/s connection to be able to back it up to a remotely hosted SAN. If it was just within working hours, you'd be looking at around 20Mbit/s

It doesn't seem that unviable... bearing in mind that "Big Science"(tm) has pretty deep pockets.

I'd guess that they'd have an alternative site for something like this - how would you explain to the big boss how you'd lost *everything* in the event of a major incident?



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