[Talk] Reality check...
conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Sep 11 13:40:57 EST 2002
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 01:40:25PM +1000, Steve Jenkin wrote:
> 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?
at the risk of tooting one's employer's own trumpet ;-)
(not to mention cross-posting on multiple lists...)
(we haven't made any noise about this yet and not all the links work in
this pre-published form)
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