Synthesis on How to store my design data safely

7 Jun 2016, by Justin MASSIOT

After having written the post “How to store my design data safely?” I thought that this was a very long text and I needed to represent my words in a more synthetic way.

Here is a table which summarizes almost all the points tackled in the original post.

Synthesis table (part 1)

Grades are from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).

Paper Laptop Desktop computer Computer + External backup
Ease of installation 5 5 5 3-4
Ease of daily use 5 4 4 4
Knowledge/control on the solution 5 5 5 4
Ease of maintenance n/a 4 4 3
Price (total) 5 4 4 3
Price/person 3 2 2 4
Physical space required 1 5 5 4
Data safety level 1 1 2 3
Data lifetime 3 2 2 1-2
Suited for group work 1 2 2 3
Durability of the solution 2 2 3 3
Ease of transition to an other storage system 1 5 5 5

Synthesis table (part 2)

Grades are from 1 (worst) to 5 (best).

Network storage (NAS/SAN) as the main storage (+ backup) Version-controlled system (VCS) + backup Proprietary service attached to a design software
Ease of installation 2 1
Ease of daily use 3 1 3
Knowledge/control on the solution 3 2 1
Ease of maintenance 2 1
Price (total) 1-2 2
Price/person 4 3-4
Physical space required 3 3-5
Data safety level 4 5
Data lifetime 4 4
Suited for group work 5 5 3-5
Durability of the solution 4 3 2
Ease of transition to an other storage system 3 2 1

This criteria depends on the chosen solution and can’t be evaluated here.


I hope everything is clearer now.

See you!

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