The NIN Drive began in late 2008 during the massive Lights in the Sky tour. The idea was to compile a single database of all available NIN live audio sources onto a 1 terabyte external hard drive, each of the lowest generation and with the most information possible. This project exists due to the efforts of multitudes of collectors and tapers; the result is a live NIN audio collection currently totalling over 300 gigabytes.
By no means do we intend to create an "elitist" network in which the privileged few get to enjoy an archived collection of all circulating NIN sources. We would like everyone to enjoy this drive and remember some of the great moments in history of Nine Inch Nails live. We do encourage people to help find new sources and find upgrades in mp3 sources. All you have to do in order to become a member is send in a hard drive of about 500 GB or have me purchase a hard drive for you and I copy it and send it to you. You can find your option on the the front page for ordering.
The NIN Drive wouldn't be where it is now if it weren't for torrents. It was great to see how many tapers decided to share their recordings through such sites as Dime A Dozen and Demonoid; torrents remain the fastest and easiest means of getting new sources. However, they also tend to alienate a lot of tapers and stress otherwise happy trading relationships. We HIGHLY discourage torrenting sources on the drive unless YOU are the taper of the source (in which case you can obviously do as you please!). The drive is intended as a live archive and trading tool, not a quick means to fix your Dime ratio. Any and all sources on the drive should be used to trade for new items and upgrades; that's how the project grows.
We absolutely plan on having video recordings be an integral part of the NIN Drive! As the auduio portion is not complete and stable, we will now be starting to gather video sources for the drive!
Obtaining a Drive
Seeing as the video part of the project is on hold for now, the NIN Drive will take up approximately 400 gigabytes. As such, we recommend you send in at least a 500 gigabyte hard drive to allow for substantial updates before needing to increase the size of your drive. You can either send an external hard drive to me to have copied (w/return postage) or I can purchase a 500 GB external Hard Drive for you, copy the drive and send it out. Check the front page for the ordering info.
If you would like to contribute to the NIN Drive please contact myself or Ryan. Contact information may be found on the About page of this site.
- Ryan & Dassarri