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I'm looking for a Seagate tape drive for my work? I think It has be a seagate. I'm wondering what price ranges I should be looking for.

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What kind of tape drive? What kind of connection? What kind of capacity are you looking for? Ex: DLT, LTO, DDS, IBM 3592; scsi, fibre channel, iscsi; 40gb, 100gb, 200 gb, etc

 

Whichever type you come up with, do you have some type of backup software picked out? Please done tell me you're gonna use tar or ntbackup...

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geesh.. our schools does a 1tb TD backup.. and on top of that there xserver 1tb raid has redundency.. :)

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geesh.. our schools does a 1tb TD backup.. and on top of that there xserver 1tb raid has redundency.. :)

well I work at a days inn in Pheonix. We have like 6 comps on the network. Anyway, we had a tech install a new tape drive but when I went to do the back up It wasn't even installed. I had to crack open the server and install myself. It still didn't work. So I'm looking for a seagate tape drive so I can install it myself. We use 8 gb travan tapes.

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How much total size is your backup? If you're only using under 10GB, it should be worth your while to keep what you've got...

 

You should be able to get a good used DLT drive for just a couple hundred bucks - yes, you can get them a lot cheaper, but get one with a warranty. Tape solutions can quickly eat your entire budget on hardware alone, without taking tapes or software into the solution.

 

Try to get at least $2k for hardware, and then a separate pricelist for software licenses (server side upgrade, and client licenses). Most likely, you shouldn't need to stay with Seagate hardware - a good percentage of drives report as having seagate hardware anyway...

 

 

why don't you start with this: http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=488439

 

 

:)

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well.. i think a good solution would be that linksys network storage drive.. then you can just back up to that.. and its pretty secure.. i dont like tape drives at all.. they are to IFFY.. dan stooks sat a 45gb Tape disk or whatever.. on top of some speekers. lol.. he was .. WAS the ast. network admin .. WAS lol

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How much total size is your backup? If you're only using under 10GB, it should be worth your while to keep what you've got...

 

You should be able to get a good used DLT drive for just a couple hundred bucks - yes, you can get them a lot cheaper, but get one with a warranty. Tape solutions can quickly eat your entire budget on hardware alone, without taking tapes or software into the solution.

 

Try to get at least $2k for hardware, and then a separate pricelist for software licenses (server side upgrade, and client licenses). Most likely, you shouldn't need to stay with Seagate hardware - a good percentage of drives report as having seagate hardware anyway...

 

 

why don't you start with this: http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=488439

 

 

:)

are you kidding? I only need a drive. thats pretty pricey.

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For $2000, why not just get a pair of Seagate 400Gb Drives and External drive enclosures (USB2.0)? That would give you almost a TB, but would be cheaper :D

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For $2000, why not just get a pair of Seagate 400Gb Drives and External drive enclosures (USB2.0)? That would give you almost a TB, but would be cheaper :D

AND more reliable....tape drives can get fugded up by magnetic things

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