<div dir="ltr"><div><div><div>There are 2 advantages to tape:<br></div><br>1. $35 for ~1.6TB ain't that bad<br></div>2. Air gap. It's a lot harder to accidentally (or purposefully) delete all the data from your tapes in cold storage across town. <br>
</div><br>Everything else about them sucks. Except unwinding them in coworkers' cubes. <br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Stephen Kraus <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com" target="_blank">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><p dir="ltr">Zip was such an abomination, awesome when it worked. Then the drive failed and you were stuck.</p>
<p dir="ltr">I'm somewhay suprised tape backups have held on as long as they have.</p><div class="HOEnZb"><div class="h5">
<div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 25, 2013 11:05 AM, "Andrew Rodgers" <<a href="mailto:acedrew@acedrew.com" target="_blank">acedrew@acedrew.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div dir="ltr">Reminds me of all those ads in popular science during the nineties of the fedex guy holding a zip disk in one hand and 70 floppies in the other... I never liked zip though.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br>


<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Nick Smith <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:nick@nicksmith.us" target="_blank">nick@nicksmith.us</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">


<div dir="ltr">Saw this last week and thought it was pretty interesting...<div><br></div><div><a href="http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/01/on-air-freight-and-old-hard-disk-drives.html" target="_blank">http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/01/on-air-freight-and-old-hard-disk-drives.html</a><br>



</div><div><br></div><div>Thats a whole 5 megs.....and much bigger.....</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div>On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Ed King <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:chevyiinova@bellsouth.net" target="_blank">chevyiinova@bellsouth.net</a>></span> wrote:<br>



</div></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div><div><div><div style="font-size:10pt;font-family:times new roman,new york,times,serif"><span><span>John may remember this beast.  <br>



<br></span><a href="http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/tech/bigun.jpg" target="_blank">http://s318813070.onlinehome.us/tech/bigun.jpg</a><br><br>thats a 10 meg (yes, meg) drive from a 1984 Texas Instrument 990 system, with a modern 3.5 drive sitting on top, for size comparison<br>



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