Mario Apicella, InfoWorld Test Center editor, commented, "Indeed, despite the abundance of alternative backup options, tape technologies continue to evolve, leading to devices that are faster, more capacious, and capable of storing data reliably and at moderate cost."
commended the speed and "friendly features" of the Quantum LTO-3 tape drive.He
also remarked that its built-in features would prolong the useful life of the tape drive.Apicella
wrote, "Certance has loaded its LTO-3 tape unit with a handful of features that improve the cartridge life and should grant more reliable backups running at the fastest rate the host sustains."
During the tests, the Quantum
LTO-3 unit processed 315 GB from 16 volumes in less than one hour.Apicella
concluded that the Quantum LTO-3 drive, "is a complete desktop backup solution that offers excellent performance, good management tools, great support, and a well-respected backup application at a competitive price."
review of the SDLT 600, Apicella
noted the additional features that make it easier to manage data and comply with recent regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley
.Regarding DLTSage(TM) -- which provides a rich array of management and diagnostic tools that allow for easier tape management -- Apicella
noted that it enables, "the collection of a wealth of diagnostic data that simplifies troubleshooting and predicting hardware or media faults."In addition, Apicella
commended the ease with which DLTIce(TM) converted tape cartridges into Write Once, Read Many (WORM) tape.Quantum's DLTIce
provides users with WORM capability using a standard tape cartridge.Apicella
concluded, "Offering unprecedented speed and capacity, the Quantum SDLT 600 can be a hard-to-refuse proposition for companies with large repositories and little time to waste waiting for tape backups.