[Talk] Reality check...
sjenkin at pcug.org.au
Wed Sep 11 13:40:25 EST 2002
I had a thought & wanted a Reality Check on it.
It seems too obvious not to have been thought of before, so what's the
The cost of DLT & LTO tape media is ~$3/Gb.
The cost of commodity IDE drives is ~$1-2/Gb. IDE enclosures with
either Firewire or USB are cheap & readily available.
Why aren't people moving away from tape media to removable IDE drives
[and treat them just the same way as tapes. Normally kept on a shelf!]
Fulfills 'Cheaper, faster, better'...
What am I missing here?? Anyone heard of this being done?
Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
PO Box 48, Kippax, ACT 2615
0412 786 915
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