Any opinions on DLT v80 vs. DAT72

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Bret, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Bret

    Bret Guest

    Just looking for someting to swing me either direction. I'm even thinking
    about taking the plunge for a v160, but I doubt I can get the budget for
    that, unless I have a great argument. At this time we do not need the
    space.
     
    Bret, Aug 26, 2004
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  2. Bret

    Per W. Guest

    DAT is for music and is never a good solutions for data backup, its to
    simple. Never use it, never. You will have problems with a DAT drive becuse
    the tape and the drive is to small to be trusted as a good solutions. The
    best backup media is Tandbarg SLR tapes, you cant breake them. But drop a
    DAT tape in the floor and the shit is not good anymore. I have replaced so
    many bad DAT drives that i dont noe how many, but its a lot. I have NEVER
    had any problems or replaced any Tandberg SLR drives. I dont think DLT
    drives are good as SLR, but they are a lot better than DAT drives.

    /Per W.
     
    Per W., Aug 26, 2004
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  3. Bret
    I don't have any particular experience with either of these
    We would ask that you narrow your posting a bit more in the future to the
    one or two groups who can best respond to you issue or need
     
    CRIS HANNA \(SBS-MVP\), Aug 26, 2004
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  4. You would probably get more responses to a question of this type if you
    didn't cross post it to so many unrelated groups. That one action is a
    leading reason that many people will _ignore_ your post.

    I have no opinion on either device you asked about. I prefer VXA2.
     
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Aug 26, 2004
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  5. uncrossposted..

    I too prefer VXA2 but when money becomes an issue, DLT40/80 and DDS72 come
    into the picture very quickly since their media is 1/2 the price of VXA2.

    Our preference is the DLT based media if we can't go VXA2, it seems to have
    more "fudge factor" in the compression ratios, and we've always had very
    solid DLT experiences vs not so hot DDS ones.

    take the advice for what it's worth :)

    Diane


    You would probably get more responses to a question of this type if you
    didn't cross post it to so many unrelated groups. That one action is a
    leading reason that many people will _ignore_ your post.

    I have no opinion on either device you asked about. I prefer VXA2.
     
    Diane McCorkle, Aug 26, 2004
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  6. Bret

    Bret Guest

    Thank you for your responses guys.

    First don't multi-post. Got it.

    Now don't cross post to too many groups. Got it.

    Any suggestions on a group where I might find someone who really knows their
    tape drives?
     
    Bret, Aug 26, 2004
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  7. In the class of drives you are asking about, the public.windows.server.sbs
    is a good match. You just haven't heard back from anyone here that is
    speaking from experience. I suspect that hardware group is also a good.

    On the issue of multi-posting...for people who don't subscribe to the same
    groups you do, they can't reply back to them all. In addition, other people
    may have answered your questions and we can't even see that if it doesn't
    come back to our group for the same reason. So yes, basically...figure out
    the group that's best suited and post there.
     
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Aug 26, 2004
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  8. Crossposting to a handful of relevant groups (i.e., two, three) is good.
    Multiposting is bad.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 27, 2004
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