I got a 40G Maxtor Firewire Drive. I just got it yesterday, so not sure about the whine yet. But, it is a room which is not very quick anyway, so I doubt I would hear it anyway. I have a Lacie DDS-3 Tape Drive. I have had it for at least a year now, and it is working pretty well. No complaints. Jeff -- Jeff Grossman ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) Director - Information Systems, Turner's Outdoorsman http://www.turners.com > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Organization: CropCircle Research International > Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 01:57:27 -0500 > To: Jeff Grossman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: Backup Problems > > jeff - > > you're describing my soon-to-be situation to a 'T': I'll be buying an > EXTERNAL IEEE 30gig probably tomorrow, using it for backup of my G4/400 > AGP/9.0.4 -- I don't have a tape drive yet, but am plannng on buying > one in the near future. > > questions: > 1) what kind of IEEE drive do you have? So many brands: Maxtor, > Western Digital, EZQuest, IBM. Is yrs QUIET (ie, it doesn't have a > high-pitched whine that goes thru yr head and gives you a fever from the > neck up), and is it reliable? > > 2) what kind of tape backup system did you decide on? are you happy > with it? is it reliable? I'm leaning towards an HP DDS-3 or -4 ... IF > it's compatible with Macs ... I'm not sure about this > > 3) pls, if anyone writes to you privately, I'd appreciate getting a Fwd > re: what the fix will be to get the Firewire drive synched-up with yr > 'puter. (I figure the more info I have going in, the easier my own > set-up ... I'm out here in the boonies, no helpers around at all ...) > > thanks kindly, > > - ilyes -- ---------------------------------------------------------- To subscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Archives: <http://list.working-dogs.com/lists/retro-talk/> Search: <http://www.mail-archive.com/retro-talk%40latchkey.com/> For urgent issues, please contact Dantz technical support directly at [EMAIL PROTECTED] or 925.253.3050.