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    Any good win2k tape backup drives?

    I posted this on Rackshacks forums. I got 0 replies after 4 days, so Im posting it here

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    I am looking for a good SCSI 2 or SCSI 3 or IDE (maybe even usb2.0 or firewire) tape backup drive for windows 2000. Anything above 7 GB will work, but obviously the more the better

    Any suggestions? This is (obviously) not for my rackshack server but I cant think of a more server-knowledgable group than rackshack clients.

    I was looking at an Internal IDE Sony Superstation, but I know the drivers/software for win2k for that are trash. I was also looking at some Seagate models, but again software/drivers were trash.

    I REALLY appreciate ANY help with this one, Ive been checking ebay and all I found was what I listed above. Thanks in advance.

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    3m tapedrives are always good IMHO

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    Dpeending on what exactly your looking for and how much your willing to spend when I order servers for our retail stores (other job) we get DLT drives for them running WIN2K advanced and they seem to be pretty nice, our backups are minimum (4-8gb) daily but I am pretty sure the tapes hold something like 40gb no compression and 60gb compressed. Tapes are a litle pricey but they last forever. (not literally) so you might wanna look around for one of those ebay might have a couple deals.

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    Tapes are a litle pricey but they last forever. (not literally) so you might wanna look around for one of those ebay might have a couple deals.
    I agree with OKI here

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    3M you say archie?

    I can spend around $300...


    Ill search both 3M and DLT on ebay (seperate searches) and see what comes up.

    Thanks for the input

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    Look at travan tape drives....they are a little cheaper.
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    Will do...though travan is what Ive mainly been focusing on


    Any suggestions for manufacturers (travan wise)?

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    It probably doesn't matter. I would expect that all the internals of the tape drive are made by the same company. The only differences I would expect would be warranty and included software.
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    Alrighty...thanks


    One last question, Parallel ports are pathetically slow (by today's standards), right? So stay away from Parallel port tape drives...

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    Yep, you are right....go firewire or IDE/SCSI/USB2.0
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    im looking at mainly ide and scsi...wanna try and keep it internal... (not that it matters though lol).

    One more question...heh...
    Whats better, 4mm or 8mm?

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    Try and stick to a DLT drive. They seem to work longer/better and are more reliable (in my opinion) than DAT/DSS
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    Errr, sorry about my extreme noobishness here, but what category do 4mm/8mm drives belong to, DAT or DSS?

    And uh....whats the difference between them all?


    Lol I know Im such a nooby at this, but I gotta learn somehow, sorry

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    Those would be DAT Speakerguy!

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    heh...so then what kind of tapes are DSS?

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