[rescue] Exabyte 8500S - oui ou non?

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Nov 12 10:48:36 CST 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 04:48:05PM +0100, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On 2003.11.12 16:20 Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > If the drive itself is OK, I'd like to use it, but I can't get much of
> > a feeling for the reliability and interchangesability of the thing.  
> To my experience Exabytes are better then DATs, but by far not that
> reliable like DLT or QIC (SLR/MLR). I would not use an Exabyte for
> mission critical purposes.

Plenty of sites have used Exabyte drives in mission-critical applications.
The Exabyte is a perfectly good drive, but in this day and age an 8500
is frankly so small that the question is whether it's *worth* using it.
There's a comic-relief factor in shuttling tapes in and out by the
bucketload to back up a single desktop PC, but it doesn't make a lot of

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