Submitter: Peck Dickens

When choosing a tape strategy for implementing your backup solution, don't base your desision soley on the cost of the medium. I've found that by studying the write/read errors on new tapes in new drives backing up 10Gb of data that:

Which gives us this little matrix:
Type Drive Media Reliability
QIC cheap cheap  
DLT expensive cheap +
4mm cheap expensive ++
8mm expensive expensive +++
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