Tape Drives: What the Future Holds
What Should We Use?
- Unclear what direction the industry (or standards) will take
- VXA and DLT1 appear very promising
- DDS-4 less attractive but has backwards compatibility
- Mammoth 2 a clear winner if drive cost ($5k) is not a factor
- DLT still king of backups, industry standard
- Ultrium (LTO) will have 100G native, 800G by 2008