Organization: GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Subject: Re: Which tape-backup would you recommend??
|> I'm looking into getting some kind of tape backup...
|> Id like for it to be cheap, fast, reliable, and have a large capacity...
|> (who doesn't?)
|> Can I use any of those tape drives being sold for the Mac/IBM/PC clones??
|> If so, which one is recommended??
|> I'd like to get one that backs up at least 250mb per tape... pretty fast and
|> very reliable... and cheap tapes and a very cheap drive...
|> Takahito "Dr.Love" Torimoto Amiga 4000/Warp40 + Amiga 3000/25
|> Georgia Tech Electrical Engineer 1996 Quadra 950+ emulation by Emplant
|> Sound Illusions Inc: Video, Computer Graphics, and Music Composing *rs
I don't know if it's of any help to you, but as far as hardware is concerned
DAT will do a good job.
Some time ago I've
tried an HP C1533A SCSI DAT drive (4GB noncompressing, 16GB compressing,
510kb/sec) on my A3000.
However, I didn't use it for backup purposes but only for data exchange
with the UNIX boxes I use at work. I wrote a q&d program using the scsi.device that allowed me to fill DAT tapes with data on UNIX and to read them under
AmigaDOS at home. This is a relatively cheap way of mass storage,
a 4GB DAT drive + media is about DM 2000,-, a 4GB disk is > DM 4000,-.