[TUHS] Someone wants to use an exabyte

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Nov 25 13:36:42 AEST 2019

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 02:29:02PM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Nov 2019, George Michaelson wrote:
> >I just failed with a Sun DAT drive. Cable and card bought online,
> >recognized by the mt command, but all it does is eject tapes.
> They're worse than 9-track tapes, and that's saying something :-)

Really?  Are we talking about those tapes that looked like reel to reel
audio tapes but bigger?  Like this?


Because those are 1000x more reliable than an exabyte tape, they just 
worked.  Pretty much no matter what, you can spool up that tape and it
will read.  30 years later it will read.

Exabyte won't read 20 minutes later.

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