On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 10:44:58AM +0000, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> Hi folks,
>> Does anybody know anything about DLT1?
> (As opposed to DLT ... um ... not one?)
Wasn't DLT1 effectively DEC's old CompacTape I (aka TK50)?
AFAIK, current DLT technologies grew from CompacTape I and II (I think
the cartridge size is the same, but little slots and keyways prevent
> In particular, does it couple the reliability and speed of DAT with the
> fragility-of-cartridge and expense of DLT? Or other way around?
DEC made great claims about the reliability of CompacTape. One was
that tape reliability (i.e. error counts) seemed to _improve_ as
the tapes aged. Wish I could find a reference or link for that...
> Has anybody ever used such technology, preferably with linux...?
Well, I've got a DEC TK50Z SCSI drive hanging off one of my Linux
boxen. Probably wouldn't be much use to you, only having a
tape capacity of 90MB :-)
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