Tape drive recommendations

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 21:52:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Steve Bertrand
<steve.bertrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know this is a bit off-topic, but I'm looking for suggestions.
> In one of my corporate sites, I've got a Tandberg Magnum 2x24 dual 10-slot
> tape backup device that I feel is on its way out.
> The storage amount for this site is adequate with the existing device and so
> is the performance, but I'm just curious to find out others opinions on what
> they use for tape backup machines nowadays before I purchase something new.
> I back up between 2 and 4 TB per day at this particular site.
> Off-list replies if you don't feel comfortable specifying vendors publicly
> are welcome.
> Steve

We've had good luck with our Spectralogic T50 with DLT3 drives, and
mediocre luck with our Dell 124T with a DLT4 drive that replaced the
Spectralogic. If I had to choose, I'd stick with the Spectralogic..


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