More stuff for 2.6.19
Posted Oct 5, 2006 10:40 UTC (Thu) by nix
Parent article: More stuff for 2.6.19
Hm, 1.6Gb is rather quaint? I'm still backing up a lot of stuff to CD-Rs: 700Mb or so per CD...
What probably is true is that the *devices* that ftape drove are probably on their last legs, so it's sensible to move to something else for that reason alone. CD writers aren't so obsolete: although eventually DVD writers might supplant them, they're so much more annoying to use than CD writers that that might take some time. (I've bought three DVD readers and two DVD writers in my time. *Not one* works properly in Windows or Linux, in each case because of blatant drive hardware problems; e.g. head misalignment or in one case a dry joint leading to intermittent power to the lasers. It's about as clapped out as the high-speed USB situation, where transferring more than a few Mb at high speed causes a lot of USB controllers to corrupt it... do no removable storage vendors *test* their designs?)
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