life of LTO drives?


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mbjorn

Somebody offered me a pair of used HP LTO drives if I pay for
freight only. They are 6 years old, but claimed only to be used
for church on Sundays.
I have had a few tape drives (Exabyte, 3590 and DLT) and they
were trouble.
So I wonder if the LTO are any better.
 
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Lynn McGuire

Somebody offered me a pair of used HP LTO drives if I pay for
freight only. They are 6 years old, but claimed only to be used
for church on Sundays.
I have had a few tape drives (Exabyte, 3590 and DLT) and they
were trouble.
So I wonder if the LTO are any better.
I would buy external hard drives for backup instead
and use robocopy if on Windows. I have found that
the tape media became equal to the cost of the hard
drives over time.

Lynn
 
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Shadow

Somebody offered me a pair of used HP LTO drives if I pay for
freight only. They are 6 years old, but claimed only to be used
for church on Sundays.
I have had a few tape drives (Exabyte, 3590 and DLT) and they
were trouble.
So I wonder if the LTO are any better.
My 5.25" floppy drive still works. As does (most of) the
media. I suppose it depends on the environment, how well they were
build and luck.
I don't depend on any data stored on them.
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