Subject: Re: backup media
To: Soren S. Jorvang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/1999 13:38:13
On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 08:50:27AM +0200, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> The short answer is get a DLT drive if you can afford it.
Does TK50 count? ;)
> DDS-n is cheap, especially the media, and has decent capacity, but it
> just doesn't compare to QIC or DLT in terms of reliability.
I have a bunch of 8mm tapes written on an exabyte 8200 that I can no
longer read because the tape drive is out of whack... :( I'm guessing
that the newer exabyte (mammoth?) drives are probably much more
reliable, but my experiences with 8mm have all been pretty bad.
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
"I really admire your perverse mastery of the SPARC branch delay slot,
Dave. Or is it your mastery of the perverse branch delay slot?"
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