How would you create a DUP of an RDX for off-site DR?
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2014 10:29 AM
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Subject: Re: I like the new RDX docking station... Just sayin
Comparing RDX cartridge prices to LTO3 or LTO4 tapes you won't like. RDX is a lot more money for sure one to one.
With Power8 for example there is no longer an internal tape option. So you'll need purchase a SAS card, SAS cable, and an LTO drive such as the TS2900. You will be out a pretty large pile of RDX cartridges just to get the LTO drive! In comparison the RDX drive itself is almost Free!
So for the small shops RDX will be much more economical than LTO.
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
On 5/22/2014 3:44 PM, Richard Schoen wrote:
I get some pretty impressive backup speeds on my network based LTO-5 drives.
Besides 1.5/3 Terabyte tapes are only $26
I think the RDX cartridges are still relatively expensive when compared to a regular hard drive in a removable dock, but it's a different horse as well from what it sounds like.
Don't suppose a BlackX USB Dock can hook up to the I nowadays can it ?
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date: Thu, 22 May 2014 14:50:42 -0400
subject: RE: I like the new RDX docking station... Just sayin
Personally I think comparing to the times of saving to save files isn't too impressive.
A decent LTO3 or above tape drive, with enough processor to drive it, will often blow the doors off of saving to save files.
This isn't 1970. Disk isn't always faster than tape. Especially when you're using the same disk controller, set of arms, etc to write the data as are reading the data.
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