source for cheap TK50s?

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Tue Jun 13 00:17:47 2000

>Not at all... for long-term storage of those important files, perhaps
>periodic backups to good-quality magtape (1/2" reel to reel) is the
>safest solution. ...but storage of data onto multiple hard drives and
>backed up regularly onto two different types of modern media (e.g. 4mm
>and 8mm cartridges), and changing to a new type of media before what
>was being used becomes obsolete, is the safest bet.

4mm and 8mm are nothing but *SHORT TERM* storage. Plus, while it's not big
problem with 8mm from what I've seen, with 4mm you'd best know what model
drive that 4mm was written on!

DLT's might cost an arm and a leg, but they're worth it if you're archiving
data, and even they need to be refreshed.

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