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2021 in storage: We waited for a flash price revolution that never came. But about creativity? We can't complain

Fred Daggy Bronze badge
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I am surprised we don't hear more noise about home tape-backup solutions. I know this isn't the sexiest tech to sell, but I am fielding this question more and more from friends and family (aka freeloaders). Cloud providers do their damndest to tell us that everything is safe with them, but if that gets encrypted too ... ?

Mac is fairly easy to back with in-built Time Machine and Veeam makes windows easy enough to back up ... but both are to disk. Cue needing a bunch of USB drives around, that get lost or repurposed by the freeloaders. And usb disk can get encrypted just like any other storage, except tape.

1PB tape is nice, but a simple appliance for home use, a bit like a home NAS might be really useful.

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