What's good to replace DD3 tape drive for backup
Posted on 2011-03-24
A user in a company has DDS-3 tape drive to make particular backups of a sub set of data which he takes offsite. The data is about 20GB in size and he has always made this backup separate to everything else.
The DDS drive is old and started playing up so I need to replace it.
What was good about the DDS is that the media was small and the user was familiar with using Ntbackup which was used.
What is a good value replacement to DDS now. Ideally something that uses USB rather then having to fuss about with SCSI. Also easy for user to use (e.g. changing USB drive letters might make large USB keys difficult to manage)
I personally like RDX, but as the media is expensive it might not be right in this case.