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Old 09-15-2015, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Genomic data storage - What kind of device ?

Hello women and gentlemen,

I need your advice. I have to store genomic data (30X genomes), and I would like to know what kind of device should be use.
I often read that SSD is better in terms of speed, but for storage and only storage, is it really useful to buy this kind of drive ? What are the advantage of this device ? Is it secure ?

Thank you by advance for your lights !
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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There's no reason to store bulk data on a SSD. Your raw data might be around 3 TB, assuming 30x coverage. A couple of hard drives would be sufficient... and, of course, a couple more for backups.

How you store it really depends more on how you plan to use the data, how valuable/replaceable it is, and legal issues than technical ones like media type. So, what is it, and what are you doing with it?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply,

Our data are genomic data that we have to store for at least one year for a research project. It already exists several copies so I think that the - long-term - security is not the priority. A priori, no computation will be done using the device.

The only question I am asking to my superiors is what they plan to do with the device after the research project will be finished...
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