[ILUG] Backup media
mariconor at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 17:35:33 GMT 2008
On 8 Feb 2008, at 15:05, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> Tony Groves wrote:
>> Is tape still king?
>> Conor Wynne wrote:
>>> King, no. but great for long term storage -- i.e.: far cheaper than
>>> For personal use, i would use a USB HDD, rather than a usbkey.
>>> Like I use *ahem* for my own backup.
> Conor, ignoring the functional advantages of hard disks over tapes,
> can you quantify the cost per GB for both?
Hmm, per GB I have to agree that HDD's rule. Given the cost of a 500GB
disk these days, and the cost of an external USB/firewire chassis
But tapes are great for long term storage, but per GB, HDD's will
Especially when you factor in the cost of a decent Tape unit.
Check out dell's prices for an idea... they get very expensive for
Tape are relatively cheap, but nothing like HDD prices for commodity h/
So I guess you are right there. Good point Padraig.
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