ot... at it again scsi tape drive in windows 95

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sun Jan 20 22:07:37 2002

I don't think so ... I've been using Exabyte drives for about 12 years now and
while I've had a few of them break over the years, I've never had an incident
of wierd or unpredictable behavior of any sort. I've had a few read errors,
and with over 250 drives "out there" being used every day, I've had no
complaints about performance or reliability.

What's more, I'm not silly enough to rely on experience drawn from only one
manufacturer's product. I've tried the various Win9x backup programs with
drives from Tandberg, Wangtek, Seagate, Iomega, Sony, Archive, and a few
others I can't recall at the moment. I've also tried devices other than tape.
I've tried Worm drives ... but nothing seems to work particularly well with

The MITechie should probably have stopped smoking that rope long enough to
straighten out for a moment and read the documentation that comes with the
drives. Had he done so, he'd have known about the extensive and verbose error
reporting that's available and the thorough test and verification procedures
the mfg. provides.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Allain" <allain_at_panix.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: ot... at it again scsi tape drive in windows 95

> You sure your problems aren't with Exabyte?
> An MITechie where I used to work would
> refer to Exabytes saying "Tape error, screw you"
> IE, the error recovery it had was nonexistant ot
> very poor.
> John A.
Received on Sun Jan 20 2002 - 22:07:37 GMT

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