General discussion

Looking for alternative to 4mm dds tape backup

One of my sites has a failing 4mm dds tape drive. I don't want to do a direct replacement or 4mm upgrade due to maximum capacity limitations, so I'm considering going to an AIT-2 tape drive. I seen lots of enthusiastic recommendations for LTO drives but they're out of my budget.

Anyone know anything (good or bad) or have any experience with them? I've had very good luck with Sony DDS drives and am looking at their i130-A/S drive. I can get it for about 1/3 the cost of an LTO drive. One concern is product life cycle. Is this technolgy going to be around awhile or is it about to disappear?

All opinions welcome.


Discussion is locked

Reply to: Looking for alternative to 4mm dds tape backup
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Looking for alternative to 4mm dds tape backup
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

CNET Forums

Forum Info