SUMMARY: connect a DDS3 USB tape drive to Netra-X1 ?

From: Rob De Langhe <>
Date: Wed Feb 02 2011 - 05:11:30 EST
this was quickly decided (thx to Francisco Roque, Peter Stokes, Sean Berry
and Roger Kyneston for their suggestions):

- Netra-X1 USB ports are USB-1, so way too slow for having fun with it
- there seem to exist SCSI-to-USB convertors
- USB-based DDS3 tape drives exist, not so cheap tough

Concensus (and that's how I am doing the backups already since several
months) is to spend the same amount of money rather on larger disks (such
as 1 TB or even 2 TB disks) and do backups to disk, no more to (slow and
small capacity) tapes.


On Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:02:53 +0100, Rob De Langhe
<> wrote:
> hi,
> reviving some stone-age materials:
> I have this Netra_X1 hanging around waiting for some duties.
> In the same box is an old SCSI-based DDS3 tape drive that I used for
> backups connected to an Ultra-5 (which has been dumped as *really* too
> old).
> I want to start my backups again, re-using the plentiful DDS3 tapes that
> have left unused since (too long) a while.
> So I hope to be able to find either
> - something to hook this SCSI-tape drive to the Netra-X1 (but it doesn't
> have an external SCSI connector), or
> - get myself some USB based DDS3 tape drive in the hope that I can make
> work via the USB ports on the Netra-X1
> Any toughts which option is feasible ?
> cheers in advance
> Rob
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