VXA tape drives design defect from Ecrix/Exabyte

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Arthur Begun, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Arthur Begun

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    For those of you thinking of buying one of these VXA -1 tape drives
    because you've seen the ads with the backup tape sitting in the cup of
    coffee and the claim that the data is still there.....


    the drives apparently have a fatal flaw that have been known since
    2001 according to a post I found by using google.

    If your drive locks up as it is writing the header and you cannot get
    the computer to respond and do a hard reboot, you can kiss everything
    on the tape goodbye because the next time you read the tape it will
    think there is zero on it. After it happened to me, I did a google
    search and found a post from a guy who got screwed in 2001. Called
    Exabyte and they could do nothing but offer me the addresses of some
    recovery firms like Ontrack.
    Arthur Begun, Jan 26, 2004
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