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What brand of Tape Backup Servers do you recommend.

What brand of Tape Backup Servers do you recommend. we have 2 Dell Powervault 122T DLT and have had many hardware malfunctions with them so looking for a good reliable tape  backup server to replace them when they go down the next time.  We are happy with all our other Dell Servers. These have been lemons.  
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Yep, Dell tape backup equipment has historically (at least with me) been problematic at best.  

I did have success with both HP and Overland tape backup units.
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XaerranCommented:
Sony...  They (back in the day) changed the way carrousels operate.  Single motion, three moving parts., its great  I have only praise for the new carrousels they have produced.  We use a LIB-162.  Never had a problem with the carousel itself.  Verittas supports without any extra drivers.  

Hope this helps, give us more info about your application and we direct more answers your way.  
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f-kingCommented:
Hi
Here are Tape backup alternatives;
http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Tape-Backup-Alternatives.html

Since the other Dells are fine these two could have been a bad batch you can either get newer models from Dell again or as suggested try HP or Sony.

Hope this helps



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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I had probably 7 of 9 Dell units I worked with between 1999 and 2003 fail on me - one can hope they've improved, but based on your question, it doesn't sound like it.
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Brijesh30Commented:
We use LTO3 drives with HP LTO3 400GB tapes.  In the last two years we have not had one problem.  
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