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    I have not had problems with different LTO units, there are basically only 4 manufacturers, the other brands are rebranded units from one of those four (Quantum, IBM, Tandberg, and HP). We have a Dell unit, which is really an IBM unit.

    I would definitely buy LTO-4 instead of LTO-3 now, though, if you can afford it. You can still use (the slightly cheaper per GB) LTO-3 tapes in them, and you're much more future-proofed, and have larger capacity per tape and higher transfer speeds with LTO-4.
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    If you can find someone who is computer savvy then they can build the following for you:

    http://www.reduser.net/forum/showpos...7&postcount=20

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    I'm actually ordering a Quantum LTO4HH tomorrow. I've done a little research on this stuff (as much IT as I can handle) and decided this is the best solution for now. A single tape (non-library or autoload) is around $3000 and will hold 800 megs uncompressed. This seems reasonable for RED projects to back up a days worth of shooting and/or project files.

    We have a 14 x 750Gig XRaid for daily use/storage, btw. I'm hoping to hook up an Xserve that will be the controller for the LTO4, as it is SCSI based. I was looking for a single drive that is Fibre based to go on the network, but Quantum doesn't do fibre unless it's a library or autoload (and much more expensive unit).

    Let me know if anyone else has more info to share on this setup. My credit card is in the starter's gate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Wild View Post
    A single tape (non-library or autoload) is around $3000 and will hold 800 megs uncompressed.
    Did you meant, the drive is $3000 and a single tape holds 800 GB uncompressed?
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    Oops...yes, the single tape DRIVE unit is approximately $3000. A single tape can hold 800 megs and is around $100 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Wild View Post
    Oops...yes, the single tape DRIVE unit is approximately $3000. A single tape can hold 800 megs and is around $100 each.

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    sorry kevin, but $100 for 800 MB seems to much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky1walker View Post
    sorry kevin, but $100 for 800 MB seems to much!
    Compared to what? What else is there that is anywhere near as secure and costs anything close to that? The only thing I can come up with is LTO3, which can hold 800GB on two cartridges that each cost about $30, making it a bit cheaper than LTO4, but also a bit slower and less convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky1walker View Post
    sorry kevin, but $100 for 800 MB seems to much!
    Sorry, I just can't get it right. I should drink more before I type.

    800 GIGs per tape, not MB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Wild View Post
    Sorry, I just can't get it right. I should drink more before I type.

    800 GIGs per tape, not MB's.
    OOPS. I'll learn to read better next time.
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    how long does it take to backup 800GB data on a Quantum LTO4HH ? and how much is a single 800GB tape cost? and if i want to hook up the Quantum LTO4HH on Apple xserver, is it by a firewire or some PCIe card?
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