>>45613474 True, but theres a lot of effort that goes in to making less shitty tapes capable of such storage... Also i think tapes are more reliable... (I wish they had some consumer grade shit, like 1-2TB Tapes for the home user, theres a lot of shit i would back up that i'd feel safer if it was on a tape for whatever reason
>>45613416 With the cost of drives how much storage before you break $40/tb? >>45613555 >Seagate is shipping 8TB drives for $260 Are you fucking serious? That's a 4TB for $130, that's $30 a terabyte. How in the fuck did they get so cheap so fast?
>>45613555 IIRC that's an archival drive. Who knows what that actually means.
I wish I could get LTO tape into my backup scheme (I'm a filmfag, and I'd like to have ~15 TB backed up at any given time) but with the cost of the tape deck, it would be years before I came out ahead of HDD.
HDD doesn't have the shelf life of tape, but net cost is cheaper. Just means a bit of a hassle spinning the whole archive up periodically to make sure it's still good.
If I could afford (or even rent) a tape deck, I'd use it as a doomsday/offsite backup all the time. I have a lot of stuff that I don't need to access very often, but I can't just delete it.
>>45613660 >Who knows what that actually means. They call it that because of the shingled recording. It's less efficient than what current drives use, but you can store more. If you're just using it for storage it doesn't matter because the performance hit only happens during rewrites.
>>45613808 I don't disagree with you. I'm just the software guy, though. I don't have a say in this shit. Backups that can be archived and taken off-site are obviously better.
I'm just saying some 3rd party IT folks have opted to just RAID 1 any critical data drives to protect against the more common causes of data loss/downtime. These are usually small office sites with limited budgets.
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