Subject: Re: RAID In general (Re: Hot Swappable IDE Kits)
To: Greywolf <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/2003 22:57:17
> merely asking about hot-swappable IDE.
> I am looking for something similar, actually, not for a RAID pretense
> at all.  Let me offer a clue:
> 	- It's faster than tape or CD/DVD.
> 	- It holds more data than tape or CD/DVD.
> Right.  Backups.
> There are no removable media out there which will hold an entire drive's
> worth of data, given maximal sizes of each.  This has always been a problem,
> and it's more so now given the sizes of disks vs. the sizes of tapes.
> That stated, probably redundantly, I would love to have a hot-swap IDE drive
> solely for this purpose.  A drawer full of 100G drives can be had more
> cheaply than DLT media of comparable capacity.  The properties of a removable

but not with DAT media or CD-RW