Tascam DV-RA1000 HD - The Perfect Back-Up
There are many reasons to own this unit, but one of them is that it guarantees you will not have a failure IF your main computer "goes to sleep" unexpectedly while you're recording a long session, which I do on a regular basis. Last weekend working for a very high-end conference at an equally high-end Ivy League university where each 1 1/2- to 2-hour session was to be recorded for their archives, I had two sessions where the computer running Sound Forge 10 went to sleep and losty about a 30-second segment of the session before I could wake it up again. Even changing the computer's settings did not seem to help, but the problems notwithstanding, the fact that I had the DV-RA100 HD running simultaneously saved the day. It records either to its own hard disc, a DVD or a CD. High def or regular, def, the choice is yours, but a must-have back-up unit with flawless operational capabilities.