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

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Mon Jan 21 00:28:45 2002

On Sun, 20 Jan 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> 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.

  And he probably shouldn't have believed the media manufacturers'
claims concerning tape life. Outside of Windows, 95% of the failed
restores I've seen were due to worn-out media (or dirty heads). IIRC,
Maxell claims something like 100 overwrites for their 8mm tape. I'm
rotating cartridges out after 20 overwrites, at the most. Tape's a lot
cheaper than data.

Received on Mon Jan 21 2002 - 00:28:45 GMT

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