Re: SUMMARY: 8mm vs. 4mm

From: Ian Donaldson (
Date: Wed Mar 09 1994 - 17:09:14 CST (Michael Grabenstein) writes:
> I am not up on the compression 4mm tape drives, but I know there is
>an HP tape drive that can store up to 8gig, not sure on what tape. I assume
>120M tapes.

If you mean the HP35480A, yes the blurb says 8G on a 90M tape. However
in all my use of daily backups using dump(1) for the last year, I've never
managed to fit more than about 3.6Gb. Typically its 3.3Gb.
This using a block size of 200k bytes.

Ian D

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