how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?

Carlo Pisani carlojpisani at
Tue Jul 24 13:46:44 CDT 2018

I have a brand new DLT drive for sale
brand new, it's SCSI, 2U

2018-07-24 20:42 GMT+02:00 Eric Smith via cctalk <cctalk at>:
> I wrote a lot of DDS2 and DDS3 tapes back in the day. When my DDS3 drive
> broke, I got another drive. I found out that my first drive was seriously
> out of calibration, and though it could read its own tapes, other drives
> could not. All the data was gone.
> I'm considering getting an LTO drive, but I won't do it unless either I buy
> two drives, or find someone else with the same generation LTO drive who
> would like to exchange encrypted backup tapes for verification.

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