On the plus side, plugging in the USB cable doesn’t stop the Library’s knob from working, so you can always manually dial-a-disc if you like. Add the price of the Dacal library gadget and you’re up around the price of the hard drive already, without factoring in the price of the CD writer. But if you’ve already got ’em, and you don’t need access to the data in a split second, then it’s a real option. This could come in handy in some situations, I suppose. And storing files bigger than Mb on CDs is a pain. The Library comes partially assembled, but it’s easy to attach the lid and sliding door – if you want to fill the System up quickly, it’s easier to do so with the lid off, anyway. You get a paper directory booklet with the Storage System, with numbered boxes to fill in.
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Sure, I could still use the library — manually. On the other hand, data on the CDs will be far more annoying to get at than data on the hard drive, even with a CD Library delivering the right disc to your hand.
It appears they have! Crunching numbers If all you want is a ton of data in one place, vast numbers of CDs don’t make a lot of sense.
sacal But wait, it appears that this is only a 30 day trial. Because of this, many lookup operations take a bit more than eight seconds. It’s not particularly complex – drive motor assembly, eject motor assembly, two photosensors to detect the turntable position.
The intended market for the CD Library is people who already have a ton of mm discs cluttering up their workspace or DJ booth or home theatre or whatever, and can’t move whatever’s on them to another medium. After clicking next a few times, I find a new icon on my desktop.
But unless you’re changing your Library-stored CDs incessantly, this shouldn’t be a terrible handicap. Today, just for fun, I decided to find an alternative to this piss poor software. And they’ll do it without taking up as much space as you might think, since Libraries can be stacked on top of each other.
Tape drives with epically monstrous capacity exist, but if you don’t already know how much they cost, you really don’t want to. It completely lacks any way to get disc information from elsewhere – you can’t import your own database, and there’s no neat-o CDDB or similar hookup for indexing a bunch of music CDs or movies the fast way.
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The hard ub is more prone to damage than the CDs. You get a paper directory booklet with the Storage System, with numbered boxes to dacql in. But, thanks to USB, you can connect as many Libraries as you like – up to of them, in theory at least. The keyword search for the Content and Remark fields isn’t what you’d call deep, but it ought to be good enough. So it’s not bad value on a dollars-per-megabyte basis, even if you include the price of a DVD writer.
Seeking from slot to slot 30, however, required a 1. There’s a keylock as well, by the way, which is about as secure as the keylock on every other disc box out there.
If they do, it’ll look quite impressive. I was really excited to be able to finally clear off the three spindles of CDs and DVDs that had collected on my desk. So it’ll still do a complete turn, plus a bit, if you ask to go from disc three to disc four. Not a single GUI rule was followed, not user interface best practice was dacap hinted at — just this festering pile of nastyness which was known as CD Library.
Unfortunately, the Library doesn’t have enough ysb to remember where it was last, so it has to do a full re-seek every time. The software also has a self-test mode that causes the Library to do random seeks over and over.
But if you’ve already got ’em, and you don’t need access to the data in a split second, then it’s a real option. And storing files bigger than Mb on CDs is a pain.
On the plus side, plugging in the USB cable doesn’t stop the Library’s knob from working, so you can always manually dial-a-disc if you like. The library software allows you to setup users and allow users to check out discs and set reminders. Given that you’re not likely to have a whole Mb on every disc, it’s fair to say that a “Gb” hard drive whose real formatted capacity uusb be below Gb will give you comfortably more storage.
And it’s not what you’d call super-portable. You can’t dial up a new disc without de-ejecting the last one. Add the price of the Daczl library gadget and you’re up around the price of the hard drive already, without factoring in the price of the CD writer.