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Re: [SLE] mass storage device for backup
  • From: Jeffrey Taylor <jeff.taylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 14:33:18 -0500
  • Message-id: <20011027143318.G28409@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sony makes a DDS3 SCSI drive for $660. Tapes are $10 a piece. SCSI
TR5 drives are $400, tapes are $3-$40 a piece. Your Prices May Vary
(all prices in USD).

Jeffrey

Quoting Robert C. Paulsen Jr. <paulsen@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2001 at 01:51:30PM -0500, Jeffrey Taylor wrote:
> > Seagate and HP both make TR5 (AKA NS20) drives, 200USD for IDE and
> > 400USD for SCSI. These hold 10GB (20GB compressed). There are also
> > TR4 and smaller drives with smaller, multi-gigabyte capacities. The
> > stock IDE tape driver broke somewhere around 2.2.9 for the NS20
> > drives. The IDE SCSI emulation works, though it gives error messages.
> >
> > HTH,
> > Jeffrey
> >
> > Quoting Cliff Sarginson <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > > Hello,
> > > I am looking at the feasibility of various backup
> > > devices for use with Linux. It would prefereably
> > > work out of the box with Linux.
> > >
> > > I have eliminated ZIP drives, they are ridiculously
> > > over-priced (at least in Holland) and 250 MB is not
> > > big enough.
> > > I have CD/RW and could use that I suppose but it's
> > > a bit of a fiddle.
> > > Dat would be ok, but the devices are expensive,
> > > although at tapes are cheap.
> > > DLT woud be out of my price range, and way over-kill.
> > >
> > > Any other ideas or devices ?
> > > I have both spare SCSI and USB capacity on one of
> > > my networked systems. And parallel port capacity on
> > > all of them. I would rather not look at IDE devices
> > > (this is more to do with what I do with my systems
> > > than anything philosophical).
> > >
> > > What capacity I hear you cry ! Say around 1gig+,
> > > compressed.
> > >
> > > And don't suggest LS120 :)
> > >
>
> I use a DDS3 by Sony. Forget how much I paid for it. Got it about a year
> ago.
>
> These should be getting reasonably cheap since they are far from cutting
> edge technology nowadays.
>
> I had an NS20 before my Sony SDT-9000 DDS3. In comparison, the DDS3 is
> faster and holds more data. It has read-behind write (so you don't need
> a separate verify pass). It has hardware compression which simplifies
> things. And, so far, it hasn't broken, like my NS20 did -- once under
> warrantee and then shortly after the warrantee expired.
>
> Note: I don't think you will find 1gig nearly big enough. I need over
> 4gig to do a full backup, which I do weekly. Six days a week I do
> differential backups which take much less space. With DDS3 I can get a
> weeks worth of backups on one tape with plenty of room to spare. its
> capacity (12gig native, 24gig compressed) is just short of holding 2
> weeks' backups.
>
>

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