I am reorganzining my computers and trying to organize things.
Over the years I have collected many samples accumulated in many hard drives and a number of computers. There's a lot of information - the original recordings and each successive round of edits.
What I would like to do is get rid of some of these computers which hold multiple drives (and keep the drives). I would still like to access the information without having to turn on a bunch of computers.
One thing I can do is get 400 MB drives and just copy the information and reduce the number of drives. Another idea is to put them in firewire cases and daisychain them together. Another is to keep all the drives and put them in one case and link them together so that they can be readable (with some sort of multiple drive controller card). I was wondering if there is a case that could hold 15 hard drives - perhaps a RAID case. Does such a case exist or does anyone have any ideas? There's probably a simple solution.
Also, I've been eyeing some of those large LCD TVs and plasma screens. I have rented plasmas for trade shows in the past. The prices have come down (they are almost the cost of buying as renting now). Plasma screens are very fragile and cannot be readily shipped. LCD TVs now come in large sizes and can readily be shipped. The sizes of LCD TVS are close to the plasmas and the prices are attractive, but can they accept a computer signal? Is there a difference between an LCD monitor and and LCD TV? And will the quality be acceptable for a trade show or viewing? Does anyone have an LCD TV or know if they can be hooked to a laptop?
TIA for your advice.