I've searched the forums and couldn't find anything about this on the mac specifically, so I went ahead and created this thread. Hope I'm not double posting on this. If I'm, please remove this thread.
Currently I have more than 20 TB of content in HDD's that I've aqquired over the years. Some of these drives are starting to fail, and I want to do a proper tape backup of this. I've heard very good things about LTO, but from my research I can't find a proper "plug and play" native LTO for mac solution. Does such a thing exist? Any specific brand and a link that can be provided? I would like something that I could connect to the Mac Tower either through esata, FW800 or even Thunderbolt (on my laptop). I'm a bit of a computer idiot so complex things like cross boot ups, terminal commands, etc. makes me struggle a lot. If everything could be as simple as "drag and drop", you would really be helping me out! However, if it has to be, it has to be. As for renting, over here, unfortunately, such service doesn't exist.
I ask about LTO, but if there's any other solution that anyone can recommend for safe archival in a Mac centric environment, please do share! Bare in mind I'm an indie producer, do not have a very big budget. So budget is a concern!
Thank you for your time for reading this!