[Talk] Reality check...

Daniel O'Connor darius at dons.net.au
Wed Sep 11 13:53:22 EST 2002

On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 13:10, 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
> catch??
> 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.

IDE costs around $3/Gb too.

IDE is also bulkier, and isn't as drop resistant as a tape :)

Disks are also more static sensitive.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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