[rescue] Tape drive woes
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Sep 14 13:14:47 CDT 2004
Phil Stracchino writes ...
> Does anyone have any suggestions on where I might possibly
> lay my hands on a retired-but-working AIT/VXA/Mammoth/LTO/Ultrium/whatever
> class tape drive, in the event that my VXA-1 has indeed
> rung down the heavenly curtain and joined the choir
I have an Exabyte 8mm 5GB drive that's surplus to my needs. Ditto an IBM
DDS-2 (2/4 GB). Would either of them help? Either could be yours.
I replaced them both with a couple of DLT-IIIxt drives I bought off eBay.
The DLTs seem to be working OK, albeit the media are _expensive_.
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