[Talk] Re: [SAGE-AU] Reality check...
neilb at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Sep 11 13:48:59 EST 2002
On Wednesday September 11, sjenkin at pcug.org.au 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
"Normally kept in the shelf"... but what if they fall off the shelf?
Disk drive: possibly dead.
Tape: still works fine.
Plus I don't have a library robot that can move IDE drives around.
But the idea could still has some merit.
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