• Subject: Re: Cost of tape drives - 6385 13GB 1/4" Tape
  • From: "JAMEST" <jamest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 10:58:56 +1100
  • Organization: International Technology Group

For the money you can't go past the 6385 1/4".  Great for small to medium
systems.  Speed of saves/restores is very impressive.  A solid, reliable 

                                                James Turnbull
                                                AS/Tech Consulting

Neil Palmer wrote:

> Don't be too quick to eliminate the 6385 1/4" tape (DC-5010 format) from
> consideration.
> This holds 13GB of data uncompressed on one cartridge, and approx. 26GB
> with the (hardware supported) Lempel Ziv 1 data compression.  And it is
> about 30% cheaper than 8mm (and MUCH cheaper than 3570).
> The data transfer rate is 1.5MB/sec uncompressed (not extremely fast,
> but 3 times faster than 8mm and 5 times faster than the previous 2.5GB
> 1/4"), and 3MB/Sec with compression.  Also on the horizon is a 20GB
> (uncompressed) 1/4" cartridge.

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