Re: Question RE IDE Tape Drives
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, Phillip Hofmeister wrote:
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> I am looking to install a Seagate Travan 10GB/20GB IDE Tape drive into a
> Debian box.
Your basic method listed in the rest of the email is the way to do it.
Keep in mind this tape drive will self destruct in about a year or two of
use. Sometimes silently.
At least you're using a Seagate and not an HP, which will last 6-12 months
if you're lucky.
As for other IDE drives, I don't know of any offhand that are worth the
SCSI DDS-3/4 tape drives are relatively cheap, especially when you
consider media costs. You can get a SCSI controller for 75 dollars or so.