System Requirements OS Required. Sat Jun 02, 4: I’m happy with it now, but it was a big pain for me to set up. However, I’m still bitter that I had to waste so much time fiddling with it in the beginning. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13,
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Cyber Monday Newegg: It’s just as easy to use and powerful as the Mac version which I’ve used for years. One slight concern about both the Ecrix and OnStream drives is that neither is yet an industry standard with multiple suppliers for media and mechanisms.
What sets the VXA-1 apart in my eyes is that its tapes hold a lot of data, and it can read and write at blinding speeds. Sep 15, Posts: Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
Ecrix VXA-1 Tape Drive – Ars Technica OpenForum
Data Transfer Rate GBph. Hmm, that reminds me. Retrospect turned out not to be a problem, since it politely launches itself every night at 11 PM thanks to the Retro. So when the folks at Ecrix pronounced “ecree” offered to send me a review unit of their new VXA-1 tape drive, I jumped at the chance, although I warned them that a serious review of a backup device would take a long time, since the true test of a backup device is how it performs under real world conditions. Magnetic tape data storage formats.
The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more! Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. I first used it on an old Power Macbut even backups of the local hard disk proceeded at only about 30 MB per minute. Backups using hardware compression and medium-grade encryption using the day trial of Retrospect Desktop Backup 5.
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Ecrix’s VXA-1 Tape Drive: Big Fast Backups
For optimal use of space with any tape drive, you never want the drive to wait for data from the computer. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, Hey, I have one of those.
Sat Jun 02, 4: Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, The physical design of the VXA-1 is quite large, though reasonably attractive, and it can sit on either its bottom or on its side.
Sat Jun 02, 5: When the data is read back, the packets are reassembled into a “buffer” by their packet ID. The claim is relatively accurate for standard types of documents, but many of the largest files we work with today MP3s, QuickTime movies, and JPEG graphics are already internally compressed. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, On November 20,Exabyte was purchased by Tandberg Data who has since stopped further development of the format.
VXA – Wikipedia
The second was more serious — the first unit I received, an early production model, stopped working and announced its troubles via the feedback lights. As each stripe is written to tape, it is immediately read back to verify that the write was successful.
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