Matthew Seaman said: > particularly great longevity. Hmmm... 35480A -- goggle, google. > That's a DDS-DC (somewhere between DDS-1 and DDS-2) or 2--4Gb > capacity. Yup. It's pretty much worthless, even if it was in > fully working order.
DDS series DAT tape drives have a particular reputation for mechanical failure. > Bin it, Find a recycler, or someone who does computer repairs for charity. > .... and maybe buy a DVD+RW which will have a > greater capacity and cost a great deal less to run. While there is much to be said for DVD, not all tapes/drives are that fragile. I'm in my 3rd or 4th year with a DLT-IIIXL (15/30 gb). The label says "Compaq", the firmware says "DEC", and the thing is a _rock_ even though I don't treat it all that well. I have no experience with Exabyte, ALTs, LTOs, or other higher end products but I'm sure you can find people who have. Robert Huff _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"