Subject: Re: more st wierdness
To: Brett Lymn <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/09/1997 23:30:05
On Sun, 9 Nov 1997 18:21:56 +1030 (CST) Brett Lymn wrote:
> According to Matthew Jacob:
> >It won't even have to be compressed. In 8200 mode you'll get, what is it- 1GB,
> >in 8500 mode you'll get 5GB
> Uh for a 8200 you should get 2.3GB on a standard tape.
> >. Compression should close to double that.
> Not in the "real world", for a compressing exabyte you get closer to
> 1.5:1 on a normal system backup. FWIW a compressing DLT seems to get
> much closer to 2:1 but not everyone can afford one of those ;-)
Hmm, we must be lucky. We regularly get 2.5:1, and often near 3:1 with
our DLTs. Nice drives - just gotta work out to get one home :-)
We also get a similar rate with our compressing Exabytes as you...