On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 01:19:58PM +0100, Damien Gill wrote:
> What about one of the new DDS4 dat drives 20/40gb on a dat, not sure of the
> cost but its bound to be less than DLT.
Yeah, they rock. The *drives* are only a little bit dearer than DDS-3 drives
(six hundred quid, give or take), but the tapes...! Twenty five to thirty
quid for a DDS-4 tape? Eight quid for a DDS-3 tape!!! (All in sterling)
The great thing is that DDS-4 drives read and write to DDS-3 tapes about
twice as fast as DDS-3 drives. So I mostly use DDS-4 drives with DDS-3
tapes - best of both worlds!
As for the relative benefits of DLT and DAT ... well I don't want to get
into that fight. DLT is far superior, IMHO, (*) but I use DAT... ;-)
All the best,
(*) Maybe subconsciously I *do* want to get into that fight... ;-)
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