tape drives

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Apr 24 14:26:51 CDT 2008

On Thursday 24 April 2008 14:53, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > I'm told that these hold 20G on a tape.
> "hold" being a pretty loose definition when it comes to a lot of
> high-capacity tape technologies, of course :-) There was some real junk out
> there that made promises of high-capacity low-cost tape storage.

Yeah,  well...   :-)

> > Think I can get 'em going under linux?  :-)
> If they're SCSI and appear as a sequential-access device, I'd say chances
> are pretty good.

But first I need to get my hands on some tapes!

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