Hey Gowan...wanna buy a few hundred Syquest 200s? How about 5.25" MO's?

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From: "Gowan Fenley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 7:28 AM
Subject: VXA drive (was DDS-3 vs DDS-4?)

> Steve said:
> > My previous experience with DDS-2 was very unhappy -- too much
> maintenance, too much downtime, too many ever-changing recommendations
> about what brand of media to use, etc.
> >...(The only single-tape solution in my price range is VXA, which sounds
> very nice, but there is NO WAY I will go with a new, single-vendor
> solution...)
> Too bad you are dead set against the VXA, since it is an excellent
> solution for the problems you mention above. With the discounted eval
> offer Ecrix is offering, you really can't get a better value for the
> money right now. Yes, you are limited to the manufacturer (currently) for
> media, but most of us buy tapes infrequently and well in advance anyway,
> plus this certainly address the problem of choosing media brands...
> We have been putting a VXA drive through the ringer for several weeks
> now, and I have been very impressed with the performance and robust
> construction of the drive. The packet technology pioneered by VXA not
> only is much more reliable than "regular" tape storage protocols, but
> represents a much-needed advancement in what has been stagnant technology
> for many years.
> Trying something new involves a certain amount of risk, but did that stop
> you from buying an iMac?
> Just my opinion - no commercial interest in Ecrix, etc.
> -gf
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