9.5 years ago by
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
of course it depends on the repository you're considering submitting your results, and maybe this answer won't help you if the repositories you have in mind do not accept these suggestions, but I think that storing data directly on BAM format would be wise because of its reduced size, and also because reads can be recovered and reprocessed if needed (although some may have been left in the mapping step). if all raw results are to be saved I would still go for fastq format (you'll find several solid2fastq implementations from different mapping tools), which also reduces size considerably compared to csfasta+qual files. again sorry if I don't directly answer your question, but I just wanted to leave here a few ideas to be read by anyone landing on this post interested in storing SOLiD data.