Quantums V160 is right in the middle of the two and each tape can store up to 160GB data if compressed. We managed to get the drive for around £700 and then bought a number of tapes. It was delivered direct from Quantum within a week.
The one problem I had was - no SCSI cable which really ... Read review
"...It was delivered direct from Quantum within a week.
The one problem I had was - no SCSI cable which really annoys me when it's a SCSI device. If i didn't have a mass collection of the damn things, I would have had to go out and buy one. The instructions were not great, although anybody installing such a device would probably have enough knowledge.
It's been in use a while now - no problems, no hardware conflicts, nothing. Everything is running ..."
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Manufacturer's product description
The Quantum DLT VS160 is an ideal solution for servers seeking reliable, space-efficient backup.It is an extension of the DLT data protection family that pushes all of the smart options that users have come to expect - reliability, value and space-efficiency. It packs outstanding capacity and performance with a compressed capacity of 160GB at a 57.6GB/hr compressed transfer rate (per drive). This model comes in a sleek rack-mount 1U form factor, providing customers with the flexibility to meet their capacity needs. Its compact size optimizes space without sacrificing performance or reliability. The DLT VS160 comes "Backup Ready," meaning it can go from box-to-backup in minutes with the world-class Backup Exec QuickStart software. For products similar to this Quantum DLT VS160, Quantum recommends the Quantum GoVault removable disk drive (QR1201-W5-SS80) with 120GB compressed capacity and 34MB/s compressed throughput and the Quantum DLT V4 tape drive (BHBAX-EY) with 320GB compressed capacity and 72GB/hr compressed throughput.