Dan Baxter Posted November 6, 2022 Share Posted November 6, 2022 14 hours ago, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said: Perry blocked you?? Does not sound like Perry. He usually has an argument for everything, if he does not agree. Either something is right or wrong or we don't know. There should not be any shame in searching for the truth. He doesn't think my opinions are valid, probably best to leave it at that. 14 hours ago, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said: I settled on SanDisk G-Drive Pro. 22TB. But once it is reformatted to Windows it drops down to 20 TB. I've never met anyone that has a LTO drive other than hearing about them here. I've never found a custom computer maker that would add the LTO interface to run a LTO drive. OK, the custom makers specialize mainly in gaming computers... but if they can't do it, who can? Two of my friends have them, and they're essential if you want to do archive work. For an individual like you or hobbyist the main advantage would be that you don't have to spin them up like hard drives, so a cheap used LTO-6 or LTO-5 drive might be an option, but at that point it's no longer cheaper than hard drives per terabyte it's just a more stable and safer storage medium. If you want to experiment just look for a cheap used drive under $300 or so, set it up and if you like it you can invest more in a higher spec drive. 14 hours ago, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said: IF...they were USB plug and play and IF they were half-ass affordable (LTO-8 = $1000) I go for it. If you can buy an LTO-8 drive for $1,000 then that's an absolute bargain and you'll save money over hard drives in no time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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