Posted on 2006-04-16
I plan to buy an LTO . I need the following answers:
a) difference between lto1 , lto3. and other lto numbers.... I am not aware of the various levels availiable.
b) which is a reliable brand to buy ? hp or tandberg or quantum. ( is tandberg a reliable company as they have come out with an lto 1 which is very competitvely priced in India. Its an LTO 1 and is costing around us $ 1500, has a capacity of approx 100/200 gb) . I have also learnt about a compnay called exabyte which has a product vxa-172 which is cheaper and upgradable . any comparisons ?
c) how important is the capacity of a single tape ? Is a drive which stores more in a single tape always better or does this depend on the budget / amount of data ?
d) currently we have to backup around 72 gb of data which increases at a rate of 20 mb per day. Will a 100/200 gb drive prove to be a good investment ? considering the high costs of drives we want to invest so that we do not have to buy another in the next 3 to 4 years