When 4mm Drives Eat Tapes
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Nov 28 06:52:38 CST 2006
Al Kossow wrote:
> Anyone who has historically significant data on tape should get it OFF of
> that media as quickly as possible and onto something that is more easy to
> migrate in the future.
DLT [tapes] and drives seem to be holding up pretty well. Quarter inch tapes
seem to be pretty good, but the drives are becoming a problem.
As for DAT... I wouldn't touch it any more. Too many bad experiences.
Others, such as open-reel, I don't know about.
I'd certainly trust DLT more than I would home-burned optical media (CD or
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