Using a TK50 tape on a TK70?

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Jul 21 18:53:26 1999

This is good timing! I just listed a box of TK 70 tapes on E-bay a few
minutes ago. They're at
"" if
you're interested.


At 06:25 PM 7/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
><Someone who is very experienced has suggested doing a bulk erase
><on a TK50 tape and using it in a TK70 tape drive! Has anyone
><ever done so and what happened?
>Ah, I believe TK50 and TK70 tape is different media (magnetics). That is
>why the TK70 can only read TK50 formats.
><I want to decide if a TK70 is the drive for doing backups? It is
><more than twice as fast as a TK50 and the capacity is about
><4 times when a TK70 is used. Also, the "/VERIFY:ONLY"
><switch in BUP works very well taking less than double the
><time as a straight RESTORE.
>This is a no brainer, TK70 is better. By then the technology is more
>mature and fewer tapes will be needed to backup a large disk.
Received on Wed Jul 21 1999 - 18:53:26 BST

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