Hmm, that reminds me. When the data is read back, the packets are reassembled into a “buffer” by their packet ID. VXA-3 was the first helical scan system in production to feature thin film MR heads. Capacity Caveats — There are also some caveats when considering that 33 GB capacity. The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more!

Uploader: Akijinn
Date Added: 11 September 2012
File Size: 48.68 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 33392
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, The drive is almost completely quiet, too. They also claim a 6 MB per second MB per minute write speed, and that number also takes hardware compression into account. Top performance for a low price Top performance for a low price by Dong Ngo. The Western Digital Erix has rarely been this cheap.

Ecrix VXA-1 Tape Drive

Newegg keeps the Black Friday spirit alive with more deals for Cyber Monday. Ecrix explained that in such a situation, the VXA-1 tries to write the directory of what has been stored on the tape, and it can remember that it wants to do so even if you power it off and back on again. The claim is relatively accurate for standard types of documents, but many of the largest files we work with today MP3s, QuickTime movies, and JPEG graphics are already internally compressed.


Data Transfer Rate compressed.

Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece by Dong Ngo. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Ecrix’s VXA-1 Tape Drive: Big Fast Backups

When the data is read back, the packets are reassembled into a “buffer” by their packet ID. I ran into a combination of these two issues in spades.

On November 20,Exabyte was purchased by Tandberg Data who has since stopped further development of the format. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Mine worked perfectly right out of the box. The physical design of the VXA-1 is quite large, though reasonably attractive, and it can sit on either its bottom or on its side.

Sep 15, Posts: Sat Jun 02, 5: Sat Jun 02, 1: Back when I bought my first 2. Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, I got one through the same promotion that MooBob used. Retrospect turned out not to be a problem, since it politely wcrix itself every night at 11 PM thanks to the Retro.


Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive – VXAtape – FireWire Overview – CNET

Exabyte and Ecrix describe the data format as “packet technology. So if you like to dedicate an older Mac to backup tasks, you might want to reconsider that with a VXA Get a 4-terabyte USB ecrjx.

Cyber Monday Newegg: Magnetic tape data storage formats. It’s just as easy to use and powerful as ecrx Mac version which I’ve used for years.

I’m happy with it now, but it was a big pain for me to set up. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26, The VXA-1 is different: