Subject: Re: 2G JAZ good idea?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/1998 23:48:56
>I was thinking of getting a 2G JAZ drive to provide build room for
>big projects. Though a colleague just gave me the impression that
>they can be pretty unreliable.
If you are going to buy a 2G JAZ, ensure that it has firmware that will
perform tagged queuing correctly. The drives are not flash-able, and the
first units did not have tagged queuing support. When I talked to the
Iomega folks at NAB, they indicated that tagged support was coming out
in the June time frame.
>The alternative is a 4G barracuda for half the price though I'm
>concerned about the heat it might generate.
A recent 4G barracuda will not generate much heat at all. It was the
early barracudas that had heat problems.