[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
> invisible?

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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