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Old August 5th 20, 11:52 PM posted to
Yousuf Khan[_2_]
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Default "Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives"

On 8/4/2020 11:27 AM, Mark Perkins wrote:
On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 03:28:02 -0400, Yousuf Khan

On 7/19/2020 11:04 PM, Mark Perkins wrote:
I've had a very similar experience, on more than one occasion. The tape
recorder looks like it's doing its thing and the folks say they're doing
what they're supposed to do, like putting on a fresh tape each night at
midnight and doing the periodic routine maintenance, but when you get a
call asking you to load yesterday's tape and it's empty, your heart sinks.

Have you never used an enterprise-class tape carousels or robotic tape

No, and I'm not likely to at this point. Those systems were obsolete at
least 20 years ago, although I'm sure there are a few holdouts here and
there. The few that might still be in operation are just waiting to be
replaced with modern technology.

Since when? I don't think you know how important these are to enterprise
backup solutions. Millions of dollars are spent every year on installing
new arrays, and hundreds of thousands are spent on tape media. They're
read and write performance is much higher than HDD's when talking about
serial access. This is not something that is legacy, and going down, the
expenditures are going up, because it's the best way to backup data.

Yousuf Khan