On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 04:02:34AM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> as a matter of curiosity, given that disk drives have seen such
> spectacular increase in capacity, and you could probably buy 3 or 4
> 50GB+ IDE drives for the cost of a low-end (and low GB) tape
> solution, why not just buy lots of disks and a hot swap / removable
> caddy IDE drive cage?
>> (eg DAT DDS4 + 10ish 12GB tapes is maybe £400. you could buy easily
> buy 2 big IDE disks + caddies/cage for that money. make redundant
> backups to the disks, you're still ahead of the tapes.)
Hmm - yourself and Wesley should form a new UG -ILUWBOIDED perhaps ?
There's something to be said for the theory, but of course IDE drives are a
LOT less drop resistant than DAT tapes.
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