ECRIX VXA-1 DRIVER

Capacity Caveats — There are also some caveats when considering that 33 GB capacity. It’s just as easy to use and powerful as the Mac version which I’ve used for years. Get a 4-terabyte USB 3. Another aspect of VXA is that there are 2 read heads for each stripe, slightly offset in relation to each other to allow for more flexibility in reading tapes written by other drives. Sat Jun 02, 5: They were having a special: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Another aspect of VXA is that there are 2 read heads for each stripe, slightly offset in relation to each other to allow for more flexibility in reading tapes written by other drives. Power Device Voltage Required.

Magnetic tape data storage formats. Data Transfer Rate compressed. Needless to say, I was unwittingly wasting considerable tape space and was miffed when my tapes only held about 29 GB.

Sat Jun 02, 4: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also, the first few months I used it, it asked for a cleaning catridge once a month.

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Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, The VXA-1 is different: Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. I ran into a combination of these two issues in spades.

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Sat Jun 02, Hey, I have one of those.

Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. Sat Jun 02, 5: The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap. Overall, I’m pleased with how the drive operates.

This page was last edited on 7 Februaryat I first used it on an old Power Macbut even backups of the local hard disk proceeded at only about 30 MB per minute. As I noted before, almost all tape drives claim a 2: On November 20,Exabyte was purchased by Tandberg Data who has since stopped further development of the format.

Ecrix’s VXA-1 Tape Drive: Big Fast Backups

Wikimedia Commons has media related to VXA. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Must back up computer this weekend. VXA-3 was the first helical scan system in production to feature thin film MR heads. Now it takes me 8 DAT tapes just to do the first backup, and I can go only about a month before I need to recycle a tape backup set.

VXA – Wikipedia

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I’m happy with it now, but it was a big pain for me to set up.

Data Transfer Rate GBph. 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.

At that point, I was still using the Power Macand something caused it to crash while writing to tape. Exabyte and Ecrix describe the data format as “packet technology.

Ecrix VXA-1 Tape Drive

I’m VERY pleased with it. Retrospect turned out not to be a problem, since it politely launches itself every night at 11 PM thanks to the Retro. They were having a special: