Larry, thanks for this very useful list and the correction.

Here's my fantasy: this same list, on a tiny little web page, with 
links to the manufacturers and retailers involved. Wouldn't that be 
cool? If such a page existed, it would be worthy of being listed in 
the standard footer for Retro-Talk, imho.

At any rate, thanks again. -Steve


>I've added the two OnStream drives (ADR50 and SC30) in the internal 
>SCSI configurations (wide connector if available). I've listed the 
>pricing I can get to keep the comparison prices consistent.
>
>Steve Rothman, the Eliant 820 is an Exabyte drive utilizing an 8mm 
>helical scan tape. The VXA-1 media $/GB price is also actually a bit 
>higher than you calculated
>
>                                              Media
>                                              $/GB
>---------------------------------------------------
>Exabyte M2: 60GB,  12MB/s, $3777 ($80 media)  1.33
>Sony AIT-2: 50GB,   6MB/s, $3289 ($94 media)  1.88
>DLT 8000  : 40GB,   6MB/s, $3915 ($64 media)  1.60
>Sony AIT-1: 35GB,   3MB/s, $1913 ($88 media)  2.51
>VXA-1     : 33GB,   3MB/s,  $939 ($67 media)  2.03
>ADR50     : 25GB,   2MB/s,  $697 ($46 media)  1.84
>DDS-4     : 20GB,   3MB/s, $1072 ($33 media)  1.65
>Mammoth   : 20GB,   3MB/s, $2126 ($56 media)  2.80
>DLT 4000  : 20GB, 1.5MB/s, $1352 ($64 media)  3.20
>SC30      : 15GB,   2MB/S,  $438 ($41 media)  2.73
>Mammoth-LT: 14GB,   2MB/s, $1193 ($35 media)  2.50
>DDS-3     : 12GB,   1MB/s,  $777 ($16 media)  1.33
>Eliant 820:  7GB,   1MB/s, $1160 ( $8 media)  1.14
>DDS-2     :  4GB, .51MB/s,  $606 ( $7 media)  1.75
>
>-Native capacity listed, compressed capacity is typically 50% more
>-Sustained transfer rate listed
>-Cost is based on internal model with wide SCSI connector (if available)
>-VXA-1 tape drive is even cheaper through Ecrix July promo ($539)
>-Media listed is highest capacity format in single packs
>


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