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Trygve Henriksen

Re: Keep old drives

One of every drive?

Sure, that will work if it's old Tandberg SLR drives, but what if it's DAT or 8mm video tapes?

(Yes, both of those have been used for backup purposes. DAT tends to stretch the tape in such a way that a tape will only ever be reliably read on the original drive, and 8mm... the less said... )

DLT and SDLT...

There are some that thinks the S stands for 'super'... Yeah...

I have half a dozen of those stashed away. One with a tape still stuck in it.

Odds are that none of them works any more.

I have Zip drives(still more reliable than DLT... ), Jaz, Clik! (or whatever it was named. )...

I could use a Bernoully drive, though.

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