>  >Retrospect is supposed to disable software compression in the presence
>  >of hardware compression, even if it the box is checked.   I will test and
>  >see if speed increases without it.
>I had the same (mis)understanding.  I'm curious about what you found.

Exactly how is one supposed to determine (or guess) whether their 
tape drive offers hardware compression?

In my case, I'll be using a SkyData (Toronto, ON) DDS-4 DAT drive.

Stephen K. Suh

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