On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, Niall O Broin wrote:
> 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.
so dont drop them. :)
anyway.. attractiveness of tape was always the $/GB factor, and
simply that tapes could hold more than disks could. that isnt true
anymore - in fact the situation is now completely reversed. indeed, a
certain saying should perhaps be revised to be "dont underestimate
the bandwidth of a stationwagon full of IDE disks".
you can get IDE hot swap caddies. Linux supports IDE hot-swap (to
so why use tapes anymore (if cost is a factor)?
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