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



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Looks like the individual TS2900 is ~ $2k. The Autoloader is $6K.

You're right that will balance out perhaps in cost.

When I get a new machine the RDX backup thing looks nice. Will have to check it out.

RDX doesn't make quite as much sense for PC/Network backups because you can use a BlackX dock with cheap standard SATA drives and buy a drive cover for $5 to store it.

1TB drives are going for about $69 or less nowadays.

I just always wonder how long the technologies will be around. Anyone remember the Zip Drive and Jaz Drives ? :-)

Every media has some vulnerability, but I still like LTO for throughtput.

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message: 4
date: Fri, 23 May 2014 10:28:41 -0400
from: DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

--BUT--

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

www.frankeni.com
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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 ? :-)

Regards,
Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc.
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Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Tel: (952) 736-5800
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Toll Free: (888) RJSSOFT
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message: 1
date: Thu, 22 May 2014 14:50:42 -0400
from: rob@xxxxxxxxx
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.


Rob Berendt
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