Mag Tapes was RE: Got Videotrax card working
teoz at neo.rr.com
Mon Mar 14 13:51:18 CST 2005
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From: "Nico de Jong" <nico at FARUMDATA.DK>
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Subject: Re: Mag Tapes was RE: Got Videotrax card working
> From: "Paul Koning" <pkoning at equallogic.com>
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> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 3:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Mag Tapes was RE: Got Videotrax card working
> I couldnt agree more. QIC-80 (including Travan) and QIC-2000 are a
> nightmare. The same goes for DAT
> Reel-to-reel and 3480/3490 are the best I've worked with, closely followed
> by DC600.
> The reason (for me) that DC600 is second best, is that the error recovery
> much easier
About a year or so ago I restored over 100 Colorado 120mb QIC tapes used
from 1990-1994 (over 10 years old and not recorded with my drive) without a
single error on any of them. I find the old QIC 120mb tapes to be highly
reliable, but I think my Travan 1.6/3.2GB DITTO drive is a POS and have
since quit using it.
I have a couple DAT 2/4GB and 4/8GB drives that work ok, but I have only had
them for a few years so I don't know how reliable they are over longer
periods of time.
Backing up to 16x DVD+R disks is much faster and cheaper, I wonder if I can
read the files in 10 years.
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