Hard disc recording: So a 1/2 second brown out can destroy hours and hour of work ..

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Are there any solutions to keep continuous power to a hard disc recorder during a blackout or brown out such as some type of seamless switching ? :huh

    I'm already plugged into a battery backup surge protector (triplite), but apparently there is a notch in the switch over which is enough to destroy the hard drive.

    My recorder is a Alesis HD24. I do back ups, but got lazy and lost a bunch of work. Man, I'm bummed.
     
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    A double conversion UPS is what you need. The Toshiba units are good - until they break - their service is slow as hell. I'd go for one of the new SurgeX d.c. UPS.
     
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    I'll check that out, thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    You need a UPS with a large enough battery to power all things plugged into it for about 15 minutes, in case of a black out. Sometimes it's not just a single brown out. It's multiple hits in a row, and this can fry a motherboard or HD or more.

    Oh, they're not cheap and you need to replace the batteries periodically.
     

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