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4mm tapes versus LTO3 / LTO4 tapes

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by o_q8, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. o_q8

    o_q8 Active Newcomer

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    Hi,
    i m new to the TSM world. I just wanted a general concensus on 4mm tapes and what the restrictions are versus LTO3 or LTO4 tapes.

    Thanks,
    O
     
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  3. max

    max ADSM.ORG Senior Member

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    hi,
    "concensus" ?
    4mm tapes are really not affordable and you might lose data should the tape get damaged. Later on they invented LTO, which is a really better technology.
    "Restrictions" ? I don't believe there are 'logical' restrictions, they are surely cheaper ...

    cheers
    max
     
  4. BBB

    BBB ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    I wouldn't recommend using 4mm. If you want enterprise backups, use an enterprise tape drive like LTO3/4 or 3592.
     
  5. snowywar

    snowywar ADSM.ORG Member

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    I wouldn't use 4mm if they were giving them away!!

    the latest batch of LTO4 tapes seems to be a lot more reliable than the early ones and I am getting between 1.4-1.5tb on a tape.
     
  6. sgabriel62

    sgabriel62 ADSM.ORG Senior Member

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    4mm tapes - who uses these any more?? :) :)
    Take the drive home - use it on your home computer
     
  7. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    I agree - 4mm is "obsolete".

    I use 4mm just for home data backup coupled with a HP 4mm 6-tape changer. Cannot be driven by TSM on Windows but TSM on Linux can.
     

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