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  • Sun, May 3 2015 10:55 PM

    • John Keating
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    Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    I was talking to the DIT on the pilot that I have been freelancing on. I asked him if I should clone my raw media files or is it ok to simply drag and drop via windows explorer. I have heard a number of opinions regarding this subject so I was curious to hear what he had to say. He told me that I should not bother cloning my media hard disks and that Windows and Mac OS 10 are built like ferraris, "Why would you get a toyata to get to work when you could use a ferrari. I see his point but I would love to hear other opinions regarding this. 

     

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  • Mon, May 4 2015 3:06 AM In reply to

    • BarkinMadd
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    Re: Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    I don't understand the technical question. You have media that is potentially a number of files in a hierarchy of folders. What are you asking? Is it how to copy your media to another disk for backup and/or distribution?

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  • Mon, May 4 2015 8:09 AM In reply to

    Re: Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    You'll want to use an application that does checksum copies. Drag & drop OS copies aren't checksum.

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  • Mon, May 4 2015 8:33 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    Job ter Burg:

    You'll want to use an application that does checksum copies. Drag & drop OS copies aren't checksum.

     

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  • Mon, May 4 2015 12:37 PM In reply to

    • BarkinMadd
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    Re: Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    RedGiant also has a suite of programs including one specializing in making dual backups of media from cards. Don't recall its name. I'm surprised that the drag and drop gets a thumbs down. Have you guys ever had that fail silently? I'm not saying that it can't fail but the OS should detect the failure - all or nothing. Maybe it depends on the format of the media (fat32 vs NTFS, etc). 

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  • Mon, May 4 2015 1:43 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Clone media disks or use File explorer?

    BarkinMadd:

     Have you guys ever had that fail silently? I'm not saying that it can't fail but the OS should detect the failure - all or nothing. Maybe it depends on the format of the media (fat32 vs NTFS, etc). 

    Once, it was client media so once to much , not a failure with my new workflow

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