[rescue] [geeks] Too good to be true?

Sridhar Ayengar 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:
> OV-ARC901007
> 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 

Peace...  Sridhar

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