in Backups, Hardware

Seag[r]ate tape drives round two

Finally got our piece-o’-shit Seagate DDS-4 tape drive back from the shop. The second time. My advice is to not buy DDS-4 drives; not just Seagate ones but any DDS-4 drives. Why? Even though the front says IBM or HP, the inside is still manufactured by Seagrate. The last FRU we got was an IBM brand drive, but reading the label carefully you discover that it’s still a Seagrate.

It’s at times like these that I wish the company had money to buy a decent tape library.