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

Pulled from a retired system. I will do my best to answer them to the best of my knowledge.

The second was more serious — the first unit I received, an early production vza, stopped working and announced its troubles via the feedback lights.

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Ecrix VXA I – tape drive – VXAtape – SCSI Series

I first used it on an old Power Macbut even backups of the local hard disk proceeded at only about 30 MB per minute. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Another aspect of VXA is that there are 2 read heads for each stripe, slightly offset in relation to each other to allow for more flexibility in reading tapes written by other drives. 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.


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Ecrix VXA-1 SCSI-2 External Drive w/ VXA Cleaning Tape, Backup CD New Original | eBay

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Ecrix VXA I – tape drive – VXAtape – SCSI Overview – CNET

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When the data is read back, the packets are reassembled into a “buffer” by their packet ID. Capacity Caveats — There are also some caveats when considering that 33 GB capacity. On November 20,Exabyte was purchased by Tandberg Data who has since stopped further ecrixx of the format.


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Webarchive template wayback links Commons category link is on Wikidata. You must connect the VXA-1 to a fast Mac. Due to the relatively slow tape speed inherent to helical scan technology, the drive is able to stop and start the tape much more quickly to avoid the need to backhitch.