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FreeBSD : Any recommended tape backup device?

thiamwah asked

I want to purchase a reliable and afforable tape backup that supports FreeBSD 4.x, preferable SCSI (preferable) for about 1-4 GB of storage. My budget is about USD 400-1000. Can anybody recommended any models /brands to me that supports FreeBSD?

Also, does the statement mean that ANY SCSI device (i.e. all SCSI tape backup device) will be supported on FreeBSD?
With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is provided for
SCSI-I & SCSI-II peripherals, including hard disks, optical disks,
tape drives (including DAT and 8mm Exabyte), medium changers, processor
target devices and CDROM drives.

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Top Expert 2005
In that price range I think you'll be limited to one of the 4mm DAT drives. Just about any of the major brands (Segate, Sony, etc) should be fine. I've used various brands of DDS-2 & DDS-3 drives on FreeBSD. The DDS-4 drives should work, but I can't personally vouch for them.

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