Subject: Re: 2G JAZ good idea?
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Michael VanLoon <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/1998 14:39:25
On the other hand, I've had two 1GB jaz drives for almost a year, and
haven't had a single cartridge failure (except for one which has a
sticky door), out of 8 cartridges.

You haven't turned off write-verify have you?  I've found that to be
quite important to reliable operation.  On the other hand, don't expect
these to be as fast as a normal SCSI hard drive with write-verify
enabled.  They're still probably half as fast as a hard drive, which is
pretty good for reliable media.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Bernard <>
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
Cc: current-users@NetBSD.ORG <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: 2G JAZ good idea?

>On 6 10, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
>> 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.
>> Does anyone have one of these on NetBSD system?  How useful is it?
>  I can't speak for the 2G drives, but I have a 1G drive and have found
>quite useful.  The down side is that I've had 3 out of a pack of 5 of
>disk cartridges fail in one year.  That, of course, shouldn't be too
>of a problem for builds, as long as you have a spare or two on
>replaces them for free.