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tape backup (was Re: HD recording specs)
Interesting... Does anyone have other comments on tape backup systems?
good or bad experiences with various media?
>Event Electronics has a free software program, "Echo Reporter"
>that will analyze a system and give specific information for recording
>w/ their hardware (PC/MAC-Layla, Gina, etc.) I'm not sure though
>whether the Echo Reporter works on a Mac. I believe the speed of the
>hard drive is relative to the number of tracks to be recorded/played
>at once as well as sample rate, etc. Hard drive size is another
>consideration as sound files can become huge. I have started using a
>Travan 4/8 gig tape drive with my PC to store some wav files, using
>Seagate's Direct Tape Access which allows access to the tape drive as
>if it were a hard drive. Its access is too slow to process or record,
>but it is handy for storage and transfer. I can store 4/8 gigs for
>$30+-, keeping lots of wav handy.