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[ale] SCSI tape drives
- Subject: [ale] SCSI tape drives
- From: gt2497b at prism.gatech.edu (Joe Novosel)
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 20:29:03 -0500 (EST)
> I need to make a recommendation on what SCSI tape drive to purchase
> for an organization I'm freelancing with. I have no experience with
> SCSI tape on Linux. Could anyone share information from experiences of
> what drives have worked well for you and which ones to stear clear
> of. Appreciation expressed on the front end.
I recently had the pleasure of using a HP external DAT drive (DDS II, I think)
It did 2gig uncompressed on a 90m tape (sorry don't have model number since
I no longer have the drive, SureStore 5000 I think, but not sure)
It worked great. Linux recognized it with no problem (scsi tape support
built w/ kernel)
I especially liked that I could buy blank tapes for ~6-7 dollars each.
Try that with a cheap tape drive, tapes will cost over $20 each. So while
the DAT drive would cost more up-front, long-term costs would equal out and
DAT is faster (I think) than QIC.
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