Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/02/2002 17:22:12
In message <Pine.NEB.email@example.com>, Wojci
ech Puchar writes:
>> >read a CDR for almost pocket change these days...
>> Which brings up another question: what DVD writers are supported by
>> NetBSD? Although the drives are expensive, the disk themselves -- even
>> the rewritable ones -- are cheap. I know there's a debate about
>what i found in Poland (1PLN about 0.23$ don't remember exactly):
>(DVD-R) 3.95 GB NASHUA 82,78 (about 20$)
>(DVD-RAM) 5,2 GB TDK 138,90 (about 35$)
>is it cheap?
>4GB DDS-2 tape costs <<10$
But how many do you need? The cost difference isn't that great, I
don't need many level 0s, and -- perhaps most important -- DVD readers
are reasonably common today, and are standard on most new machines
being sold in the U.S. As someone else pointed out, access to a reader
is important, too.
>and what's the difference between DVD-R and DVD-RAM?
DVD-R is write-once, like CD-R; DVD-RAM is one of several contenders
for reuseable DVDs.
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