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Re: I like the new RDX docking station... Just sayin



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The SAVLIB times for the SATA RDX device are quite comparable to backing up
to a SAVF on disk. So yes, I'm very pleased with the performance. I like
the price. Approximately $250 for the docking station. The cartridges range
from $100 - $250, or so.

So this makes an affordable backup device.

-Nathan Andelin



On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

It is very cool, but you are correct the internal device is much much
faster
than the USB 2.0 device. A problem that is corrected with the USB 3.0 on
the P8 systems.

I have a USB 2.0 RDX unit but it's a bit sluggish for anything but data
transfer.

Yes, the save commands just work, a good thing.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Nathan Andelin
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:03 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: I like the new RDX docking station... Just sayin

This week I installed a new RDX SATA Internal Docking Station (EU07) into
our model 720. The only tool needed was a screwdriver - used to attach
simple plastic fasteners to the exterior of the docking station.

The kit included a cable with a couple connectors which attach to small
adapters on what I might call the motherboard of the system (backplane, or
whatever they call it).

The new device was automatically recognized and configured during the
subsequent IPL. The SATA interface seems to perform very well - some say it
performs better than USB 2.0.

I like how the SAV commands work. I like how they store the data on the
device. I like that one can display the directories and files using tools
like WRKLNK and SmartFTP. I like the capacity of the cartridges (up to 1.5
TB). I like that they are removable via an eject button or the RMVOPTCTG
command.

-Nathan Andelin
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