dat<>travan4

dat<>travan4

Post by Frank Stues » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Hi there,

does anybody know, where it is disussed, wether to use dat or other streamer
tapes.

I d like to use the knew travan4 standard, because of cheap drives.

Is there any compatibility issue to know about with linux 2.0?

thanks,

frank

 
 
 

dat<>travan4

Post by Daniel Sen » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>Hi there,

>does anybody know, where it is disussed, wether to use dat or other streamer
>tapes.

>I d like to use the knew travan4 standard, because of cheap drives.

>Is there any compatibility issue to know about with linux 2.0?

>thanks,

>frank

You might want to price out the cost of tapes on Travan before you make
a final decision. Travan 3.2GB tapes are QUITE expensive. Sure, the drives
are cheap, but you do need to buy tapes!

After purchase of a dozen tapes, you might find that the price of a DAT
drive plus tapes is cheaper than the Travan drive plus tapes...

Linux supports SCSI DAT drives (and any other SCSI tapes, most likely) quite
well.

Dan

 
 
 

dat<>travan4

Post by Bram Bouwe » Tue, 30 Jul 1996 04:00:00



>You might want to price out the cost of tapes on Travan before you make
>a final decision. Travan 3.2GB tapes are QUITE expensive. Sure, the drives
>are cheap, but you do need to buy tapes!
>After purchase of a dozen tapes, you might find that the price of a DAT
>drive plus tapes is cheaper than the Travan drive plus tapes...

Travan 3.2GB tapes are obsolete, we're talking Travan-4 here.
It's hard to get a DAT unit (C1533) under $1000, for a Travan-4
(T4000s) $380 is realistic. TR-4 tapes are $35, 120m DDS-2 some
$12, capacity is the same, so you break even at
 (1000-380)/(35-12) = 27 tapes, i.e. more than 2 dozen.

I'd rather have a C1533, but it's just too *y expensive.

Cheers,


CERN/PPE Division                tel: +41 22 7676022
Indiana University--OPAL         fax: +41 22 7821974

 
 
 

dat<>travan4

Post by Michael Faur » Tue, 30 Jul 1996 04:00:00


:
: >After purchase of a dozen tapes, you might find that the price of a DAT
: >drive plus tapes is cheaper than the Travan drive plus tapes...
:
: Travan 3.2GB tapes are obsolete, we're talking Travan-4 here.
: It's hard to get a DAT unit (C1533) under $1000, for a Travan-4
: (T4000s) $380 is realistic. TR-4 tapes are $35, 120m DDS-2 some
: $12, capacity is the same, so you break even at
:  (1000-380)/(35-12) = 27 tapes, i.e. more than 2 dozen.
:
: I'd rather have a C1533, but it's just too *y expensive.

Unless you're stuck on using only the aforementioned 4mm unit, there
are other cheaper 4mm options.  There's a company called JEM that
deals in older stock, pulls and refurbs where you can get a 4mm for
about $400-$500.  I don't have one of their flyers handy, so this URL
is from memory, but I believe it's something like:

        http://www.veryComputer.com/

If that doesn't work try a search against AltaVista.
--
+----------------+-------------------------+---------------------------------+

| ------- ------ | ------- ------ ---- --- | But I never compiled . . . :-)  |
+----------------+-------------------------+---------------------------------+

 
 
 

1. <><><> MOUNTING EXTENDED PARTITION <><><>

I have a 10 GB UDMA IDE drive formatted with Windows.  The first partition
is FAT32, and the second is NTFS.  I can successfully mount the first, but
not the second.  Any ideas?

Suse 7.2 on i86
the drive is mounted on /dev/hdc, and I CAN see hda1, but not hda2

2. IP Masquerading in user PPP?

3. Wanted: <><><> Unix Specialist <><><>

4. X windows no text/ fonts no good.

5. LILO help <><><><><><>

6. AU files player

7. <Alt>+<key> = <Esc><key> ?

8. Does new kernel fix Intel's RZ1000 bug?

9. *{<><>}*Linux*Screen*Difficulties*{<><>}*

10. << <<anyone using dyn-html?>> >>

11. (<><>)*Linux*Screen*Difficulties*(<><>)

12. Samba problem: WinXP <-> ADSL <-> Internet <-> Cable <-> Linux

13. SunSparc <--> modem <--> 486DLC <--> RS232/SLIP <--> 386sx