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Old 07-25-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Onstream SC30e SCSI 30GB ADR Cartridge Drive?

Are these worth getting?

Onstream SC 30 Digital Tape Drive is ideal for Macintosh and PC desktops and workstations. With revolutionary ADR technology, Onstream SC 30 Digital Tape Drive combines a 30GB (compressed data) storage capacity with the leading backup software to give you the Ultimate Backup Solution for your Macintosh or PC computer.


30GB / 15GB (compressed/native)
Up to 7.2 GB/hour (2 MB/sec) native transfer rate
Compatible Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, ME, Windows 2000 Professional or Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Fast, narrow SCSI-2 interface (50-pin)
Uses 30GB ADR cartridges (four included)
Cleaning Cartridge included

External design


General Characteristics
Cartridge Compatibility ADR 30GB
Interface Fast Narrow SCSI-2
Configuration external
Tape Width 0.315in / 8mm
Number of Tracks 192
Compressed Capacity (2:1) 30GB
Transfer Rate (native) up to 2 MB/s
Transfer Rate hardware (compressed) N/A
Read/Write Speed 11 ips to 44 ips continuously variable
Search Speed 60 ips
Data Reliability
Bit Error Rate 1 in 10^19
Drive MTBF 400,000 hours
Warranty 3 years
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (H x W x L ) :
inches 1.5 x 7.1 x 10.5
millimeters 38 x 181 x 267
pounds 2.14
kilograms 0.97
Power Requirements
Voltage 100 - 240V
Power Consumption 12 watts nominal
Operating Temperature
50 degrees to 104 degrees fahrenheit
10 degrees to 40 degrees celsius
Operating Relative Humidity 20% to 80% non-condensing
Agency Certifications FCC Class B, UL, CSA, CE

I have the SCSI Card for it,and i am i need for an external hardrive/storage.
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