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This article is part of the Vol. 1 No. 7 September 2002 issue of Managing data storage for remote employees
Last year, manufacturers of Digital Data Storage (DDS) tape - a sub-$1,000 drive popular for low-end servers - announced they would discontinue any further development of the 8mm technology. The announcement sent other low-end tape drive manufacturers scrambling to promote their drives as a replacement. Tape technologies targeted for DDS replacement include Sony's AIT-1, OnStream's ADR2, Exabyte's VXA-2, as well as Mammoth and Seagate's Travan, says Bob Abraham, president of Freeman Reports, a market research firm that follows tape technology. Who has the best chances? Right now, it's still too early to tell, Abraham says. Of these, "I doubt there's one who even has 20% market share." But if you're in the market for a new standalone tape drive for your server, there are a few things you might want to consider, says John Woelbern, Sony director of OEM marketing and sales for tape storage solutions. For one, does the drive offer the same or better capacity and performance as DDS? Does it have a similar small form factor? Is it economically priced? And does it ... Access >>>
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