[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Oct 27 16:03:19 CDT 2006

Thu, 26 Oct 2006 @ 16:30 -0400, Phil Stracchino said:

> Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >> You got them to work that good?
> > 
> > SGI "Python" drive could read + write audio over scsi bus to the 4mm
> > drive.
> IMHO, the Archive PythonDAT (from before Conner bought Archive) is one
> of the few good DDS drives there ever was.

I had one of those, a 4 or 12 tape robot drive that fit in a full height

It did work fairly well, but 4mm never was very good.

I had fairly good results with a Seagate Scorpion, but only for about 2

I've heard from someone that has a DD4 drive that his is pretty
reliable, but I have no idea how much he uses it.

I know some people using VXA and they say it works pretty well.

At $70 per tape, it damn well should.

Still hoping one of these days we get decent back media again...

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