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    Fireproof Data safe

    What you guys using as your fire proof safe
    Looking to store backup tapes in it.

    Anything I should look out for ? Any recommendations?

    Thanks

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    Something that is also heat proof. It might be fireproof but you dont want the tapes inside to melt.

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    and waterproof?

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    We have 2 safes from a company called Phoenix Phoenix Safes Ltd | fire safes, data protection safes, burglary safes and fireproof cabinets safes are suitable for magnetic storage and digital - not cheap and not light but most definitely worth it!

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    I have been told to look for fire and smoke resistance ratings:

    Fire/smoke resistant for 60 - 90 minutes, or 90 - 120 minutes, ...

    How long would you want your tapes/CDs/DVDs/USB drives to be protected during a fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I have been told to look for fire and smoke resistance ratings:

    Fire/smoke resistant for 60 - 90 minutes, or 90 - 120 minutes, ...

    How long would you want your tapes/CDs/DVDs/USB drives to be protected during a fire?
    Thanks all will take a look.
    Around 60 minutes protection is what we are looking for.

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    I would install it on the ground floor. If its on the first floor and it collapses in the fire, the tapes inside might get damaged in the fall.

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    We have had a phoenix one for about 10 years.

    Not realy needed thes days but we use it anyway.

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    Phoenix here too. 4621. Plenty of room inside but don't be fooled by the external size. The internal space available is much less due to th fireproofing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sister_annex View Post
    We have 2 safes from a company called Phoenix Phoenix Safes Ltd | fire safes, data protection safes, burglary safes and fireproof cabinets safes are suitable for magnetic storage and digital - not cheap and not light but most definitely worth it!
    Can agree on Phoenix safes for your needs, not cheap but well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    We have had a phoenix one for about 10 years.

    Not realy needed thes days but we use it anyway.

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    Why do you say it's not really needed these days ?
    How do you store your backup tapes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Why do you say it's not really needed these days ?
    How do you store your backup tapes ?
    Probably doesn't have them. We dont use them anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Why do you say it's not really needed these days ?
    How do you store your backup tapes ?
    As @FN-GM says these days unless we have to I don't recommend tapes to any client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Why do you say it's not really needed these days ?
    How do you store your backup tapes ?
    We have 2 schools 5 miles appart and a 1Gb link.

    Site A backs to Site B to disk and then on a friday to tape
    Site B backs to site A to disk and then on friday to tape

    So the tapes and HDD backup is alread 5 miles from the data,

    We only take the tapes out incase of a 2 site fire ( Highly unlikly! ).

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    I ordered a Sentry QE5541 Data Storage Fire Safe from Home Safes, Fireproof Safes, Chubb Yale Burton Phoenix Safe. FREE Delivery
    Works OK day to day and has a USB port to link to an internal USB drive which is quite cool (but sadly I have never set it up though!).
    Not had a fire, flood or pestilence yet, so can't tell you how good it is!

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