[QUOTE=Dartman;2760678]Used them back in the day when drives and OS weren’t so huge. The one time I needed to reload everything the tapes wouldn’t read everything. They also were pretty slow but once I got a reliable setup they would work and do incremental updates as new things were added.
I think a lot of times it was more the program used then the tape setup itself that had issues.[/QUOTE]No it was both the physical tape itself and the hardware and then the software…so it was a three leg stool if one broke everything went out the window.
[QUOTE=Dartman;2760678]If the setup truly is fast and media is cheap might be worth a shot.[/QUOTE]
That isn’t going to happen with the advent of SSD going over 10tb…tape is a Dinosaur…on it’s last mythical extinction legs.
[QUOTE=Dartman;2760678]I’d rather use my large externals to hold videos and programs then have it picked down with backups, but I capture a lot of hd video shows I like to watch later.[/QUOTE]
With the coming of SSD in 10tb HDD will eventually have to move over to SSD storage as well. But HDD will last far longer then tape for storage and reliability to retrieving data.