Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:36 pm

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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by SQ » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:41 pm

Alright, I'm finally home and can answer all the questions from a keyboard.
Do you know which videos are on the HDD but aren't available on Local? I was under the impression that the Local database hasn't really changed, but I could be wrong.
To clarify my previous answer:
Local videos that were removed due to the cease and desist regarding two musical artists are on the hardrive.
I don't have any videos to test the other categories I mentioned, but my gut says they are also on the harddrive.
Also, what playlists are on there?
A quick once-over looks like .wpl files for everything that played at Anime Detour 2009 - 2015, including VCAs.

Then there are additional m3u files for various genres and one for "all videos". I think these were Phade's playlists but I can't be sure. (With the exception of the "all videos" playlist, which is literally all videos on the harddrive).
Seriously, why are you even erasing that drive?
It's been sitting around for years without seeing any use. I originally didn't want to format it, but after some events (one of which being a harddrive failure earlier this year), and asking if anyone wanted anything both on the .org (albeit a few years ago) and on a fairly active AMV-related discord server, nobody seemed interested in its contents. So, given that kind of feedback every year, I figured it wasn't worth all that much. Since nobody wanted anything (one person requested the database recently, so I did give it to them) I finally figured I should use the drive for something other than collecting dust.

But you shouldn't judge me too harshly, here (I'm curious as to what the context to the first line of that screencap from discord is about...). I did make this thread after all, because I know people are interested in this stuff. It was my last ditch effort to possibly be guilt-free before formatting this thing.
I also like the history of AMVs - Hell I donated several AMV DVDs and CDs to the AMV Documentary project earlier this year - but when almost everyone I turned to seemed to imply content on the harddrive was unwanted, well, I kinda took their word for it.
I'm with Izumi on this, but I believe SQ's current Internet situation would prevent him from realistically uploading the entire drive anywhere.
This is correct. My internet connection is 100kb/s down on a good day.
But something tells me this is unlikely, especially given that the reason SQ even has this HDD at all is because he bought it during Phade's fundraiser for new servers several years ago at a hefty pricetag of like $1,000.
Yep, I paid 1k for it. (Well, I donated 1k to the .org, and got this gift in return.)

I'll PM you, Izumi.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 pm

I'd argue that right now, the data is of little value to people. The Org is still up and the minority of this fandom who care about that can access it at will. The value comes later, when The Org inevitably dies, and archivalists and those who highlight fandom gone byares scrambling to see who has copies of what. I'd rather they realize I've had a torrent of 4TB seeding for half a decade, plus offline cold storage, plus Amazon Glacier, plus anyone ELSE who got copies off me.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by SQ » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:26 am

The harddrive has been shipped to Izumi.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:31 pm

SQ, you overpacked this box and really upped it's shipping cost. $62 USD to ship it here? :P However it did arrive super fast so that's great.

We wanna make sure you get your new HDD so you should see an additional $25 USD in the form of two $12.50 gifts from myself and another friend involved in helping me archive this drive.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by SQ » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:43 pm

To be fair I thought the flat rate box would apply to Canada.
But then when I got to the post office I was like "Fuck it, I don't want to repack it" so I just paid it. lol.

Thank you though.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by SQ » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Alright so thanks to you guys I was able to get a 4TB Toshiba X300. Thank you.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:01 pm

Oh right, BTW, this is infact a 5TB drive. :P
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by SQ » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:20 pm

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:17 pm

However it's also an unremarkable Seagate 5900 RPM desktop drive. That Toshiba you got is a fair bit faster for a mechanical drive.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by justin_ » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:34 pm

So any update on the torrent?? I may get a new HDD soon that I can hook up to a raspberry pi, if I get that working I could probably host it at my university. Gigabit by gigabit internet, that could help the torrent.

Either way i'd love a copy

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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by DJ_Izumi » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:37 pm

I'm gonna need some time. The drive has been dumped to my media server, which is less than idea, it's 'adequate' for media storage but I wouldn't call it 'archive worthy'. So in early Jan I'll be getting another 5TB drive and making a mirror. Also distributing a few mirrors to others by SneakerNet and Archive Team is interested in an upload as well. I want to re-arrange the data, right now every folder is not human friendly, which makes sense for The Org but for humans accessing a torrent, it's a lot less accessible. I basically want a big list of folders with each creator's username in it, and then ALL the vids by that user in that folder. Then we'll setup a torrent of that. But yeah due to employment considerations and time, it could be a month or more for a torrent. We kinda need to BUILD an automated solution to rename and relocate everything in one of the mirrors.
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Re: Do you want anything from the 4TB AMV HDD?

Post by justin_ » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:44 am

Cool, sounds good. Take your time

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