[rescue] Exabyte 8500S - oui ou non?

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Sat Dec 20 18:07:54 CST 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> > The biggest reason I've heard not to use videotapes is that the tapes
> > tend to shed a LOT more oxide particles than data grade.  Over time,
> > this can spell the end of the drive.

> I've heard that, too.

> > And keep in mind it's okay for analog video to drop "data" and not have
> > it be noticeable, but you'd notice if a chunk of your dump was amiss...

> Yeppers.  I just wanted to see if the drive worked at all.  If it worked
> with a videotape, I figure it was OK.  If not, it wasn't conclusive either
> way.  But for US$2.99 it seemed a cheap way to test the drive.

Cool.  I just didn't want to let it go and not have you (and others reading)
realize it could be big bad in the future...


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