[rescue] Tape drive woes
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Tue Sep 14 16:22:53 CDT 2004
Quoth Phil Stracchino ....
> I suspect that when some of the new nanoscale memory technologies that
> are in the works now hit the market, tape is going to die.
> Things like NRAM, for instance, or some of the holographic storage
> technologies that are promising up to 1TB capacities.
I just hope the prices aren't too silly.
FWIW, the USB "thumbdrives" are becoming another very interesting tool. My
son carries a bootable/installable NetBSD image on one, and modern PCs will
boot from USB devices ....
I can well imagine that some nano-tech multi-GB storage item in the same
formfactor might kill more than just tape.
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