[Talk] Reality check...
gjb at gbch.net
Wed Sep 11 13:37:25 EST 2002
Steve Jenkin wrote [to far too many addresses, which I have
| 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?
Tapes bounce when dropped, disks don't. Tapes fit easily in a
pocket, disks don't.
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