Don Jackson <dcj @
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+ Howard Chu wrote:
+ I saw your query on the firewalls list, I've been looking into this already.
+ The easiest solutions have all been removable media drives: Syquest cart.,
+ magneto-optical, and floppy disk. In each case, the removable media has a
+ write-protect switch on the cartridge, making it relatively easy to change
+ over for updating purposes. Aside from that, they offer pretty widely varying
+ Hm, I guess I should add Bernoulli cartridges to the list, never used them
+ myself though.
+ Media Capacity/Size Speed Drive cost Media cost
+ Floptical 21MB, 3-1/2" slow $250 $20
+ Syquest 88MB, 5-1/4" 20ms $250 $100
+ Syquest 105MB, 3-1/2" 14.5ms $220 $65
+ MO, Fujitsu 128MB, 3-1/2" 30ms $730 $40
+ Bernoulli 150MB, 5-1/4" 18ms $250 $100
+ MO, HP 650MB, 5-1/4" 27ms $2000 $100
+ MO, Maxoptix 1.0GB, 5-1/4" 24ms $2200-$2400 $190
+ MO, Maxoptix 1.3GB, 5-1/4" 19ms $3000-$3500 $190
Question: does anybody have experience with the durability/reliability of
any of these when used as 'permanently mounted and spun-up" media ??
Particularlly Syquest, Bernoulli, or Fujitsu MO.
I'm real curious how these
hold up in an 'continuous duty' environment.
Direct e-mail responses encouraged. I'll summarize to the list, if there's