[rescue] [geeks] Too good to be true?
ploopster at gmail.com
Thu May 8 15:18:49 CDT 2008
Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Since my LTO1 drive has developed some intermittent faults, I went
> looking to see what repair/replacement costs might be, and stumbled
> across this interesting part number:
> If you google that, you'll find it is quite widely stocked by multiple
> vendors including Amazon, and listed as an internal expansion drive for
> Overland LTO3 tape libraries. At prices mostly under $200.
> Yeah. That's right. An LVD-SCSI internal LTO3 drive, 400GB native
> capacity, brand new, for under $200.
> Seems too good to be true.
> Does anyone happen to know whether this is, in fact, a fully functional
> drive (aside from the lack of a bezel) and whether it could be used as a
> standalone internal tape drive? If so, it seems an insanely inexpensive
> way to get into some large-capacity tape backup.
Here's hoping you get an unambiguous answer. I could use bigger backup
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