Affordable, efficient backup device?
Posted on 2005-03-30
I'm looking for a low cost (<= $700) and efficient backup device to backup a small peer-to-peer network (7 PCs). We'd been using a Travan tape backup drive on one workstation to backup the local system and mapped drives for other network workstations. We've had two Travan drives fail in the last four years. However, the existing system, once scheduled, was pretty low maintenance to have it run on its own. I'm looking to replace our current drive with something quieter and faster, yet still easy to use, and able to backup network drives. I can buy another Travan drive for about $200, so I don't want to spend too much. And the cost of media is a definite consideration. Any recommendations?
Has anyone had success with Iomega's REV drives? They "sound" like exactly what I'm looking for. But the couple user reviews I've seen don't sound good.