TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Maxell's Super DLTtape II

Volume Number: 22 (2006)
Issue Number: 4
Column Tag: Review

Maxell's Super DLTtape II

by MacTech Staff

Oh Yeah, Media

We've talked a lot about backup, however, your backup is only useful if you can read the data back and restore. So, after you've invested all this effort, and money, in your backup system, it makes no sense to skimp on the media.

Since we've had great experience with Maxell media, we chose it again here. Maxell's Super DLTtape II cartridge has a capacity of 300 GB and 600 GB in native and compressed mode with transfer rates of 36 and 72 MB/sec. In our use, we regularly saw 450GB per tape, and even at a cost of around $100 per tape, this was amazing compared to what we've seen with other media in the past.

For the tape geek in you, Super DLTtape II features NeoSMART (Neo Super Maximum capacity Advanced Reliability Tape technology platform) for higher capacity, and proprietary ultra-fine ceramic coated metal particle tape for guarding against humidity, heat, oxidation, and abrasion.


Super DLTtape II is equipped with a buckling system that supports operation in heavy-duty cycle scenarios, and ensures a secure link with drive leader. The tape lock mechanism maintains proper tape tension preventing tape movement and slack. Advanced polishing technology produces a smooth magnetic layer for less head abrasion and better writing/reading, whereas Optical Servo enables tracks to be written on the back, freeing up 100 percent of tape for increased data storage capacity.

What does this all mean? It means that Maxell has paid attention to make sure the tape doesn't get caught up in the drive mechanism, and just works.

The tape in Super DLTtape II is 1/2 inch wide and 2,066 feet in length. It has a durability rating of 1,000,000 passes, coercivity of 2,600 Oe, and an archival storage lifespan of more than 30 years. Operating temperature range is 50 to 104 degrees F, and operating humidity range is 20 to 80 percent RH. Storage temperature range is 60 to 90 degrees F. Archival temperature range is 64 to 82 degrees F, and archival humidity range id is 40 to 60 percent RH. High coercivity and better remanance result in lower noise level and high density recording for accurate reading. The cartridge measures 4.16 x 4.15 x 1 inches.

The tape is also anti-static, dust resistant, and comes in blue for easy recognition. The package is factory- sealed and a custom barcode labeling service is also available. Even the new labeling system is easy to use, and easily replaced if you change the purpose of the tape.

Maxell also makes great cleaning tapes. Each of these can be used up to 25 times, and it takes care of counting for you so that you don't do damage to your drive by cleaning with an already used cleaning tape. With SDLT, you don't clean proactively, only when the drive is asked, so we've not had as much experience with these cleaning products as we have with the tapes, but they are pretty simple: you put them in, they clean, you are done.

Super DLTtape II is sold through a number of online resellers for as low as $95. Cleaning tapes are about the same, or slightly less.

For more information visit:

http://www.maxell-data.com


MacTech Staff

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Tips and tricks to get a higher score in...
Tank.iois - you guessed it! - another multiplayer arena battler likeAgar.io and Slither.io. It does differentiate itself by putting you in a tiny tank though, so it's not exactly the same. To help you get that all-important high score, we've got a... | Read more »
How to unlock characters in One Tap Tenn...
As the title suggests, One Tap Tennis requires only a single tap to play its particular brand of tennis, and rewards you with a ton of unlockable characters if you perform well. Fortunately for you, we at 148Apps have got a few tips and tricks to... | Read more »
Grab it now: Game Craft’s Legend of War...
The real time strategy game is now available for you to sink your teeth into, through the App Store and Google Play. Combining elements of skill, strategy and empire building, Legend of War is a real gamers’ game. [Read more] | Read more »
Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka (Gam...
Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Skateboard Party is back! This third edition of the popular sports franchise features professional skater... | Read more »
Cubious (Games)
Cubious 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Cubious – How smart are you? How high is your IQube? Solve the impossible puzzles to find out, and help a lost little cube find his... | Read more »
Goat Simulator Waste of Space (Games)
Goat Simulator Waste of Space 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: ** IMPORTANT - SUPPORTED DEVICESiPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5 or better.** | Read more »
Wildfulness - Unwind in nature and calm...
Wildfulness - Unwind in nature and calm your mind with nature sounds and illustrations 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Healthcare & Fitness Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Spending time in nature helps you to... | Read more »
Dr. Panda Racers (Education)
Dr. Panda Racers 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: STEP ON THE GAS, RACE AND WIN!Fasten your seat belts and get ready to race! Speed your way to the finish line while doing... | Read more »
ROMANCING SAGA 2 (Games)
ROMANCING SAGA 2 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $17.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Romancing SaGa 2, originally released only in Japan in 1993, has been completely remastered and now receives its first... | Read more »
WRIO Keyboard (Utilities)
WRIO Keyboard 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Utilities Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: 40% OFF DURING LIMITED INTRODUCTORY OFFER | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Enterprise Workers Pick Technology Over Perks...
New Adobe study shows surprising attitudes about office jobs and where the future of work is heading. Adobe has released survey findings revealing that a surprising 70 percent of U.S. office workers... Read more
Goal Zero and OtterBox Partner to Expand iPh...
Goal Zero, specialists in portable power, have announced a partnership with OtterBox, brand smartphone case protection, to offer the Slide and Slide Plus Batteries as modules compatible with the new... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $210 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1799 $200 off MSRP - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more
Clearance 2015 13-inch MacBook Airs available...
B&H Photo has clearance 2015 13″ MacBook Airs available for $250 off original MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air (MJVE2LL/A): $799... Read more
Apple refurbished Apple TVs available for up...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 32GB and 64GB Apple TVs available for up to $30 off the cost of new models. Apple’s standard one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: -... Read more
21-inch iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 21″ iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 21″ 3.1GHz iMac 4K: $1379.99 $120 off MSRP - 21″ 2.8GHz iMac: $1189 $110 off MSRP - 21″ 1... Read more
Kanex Introduces GoPower USB-C Rechargeable B...
Kanex has announced its GoPower USB-C portable battery for the USB-C MacBook, featuring the new industry standard connector and cable used for connectivity and power. Providing users with a new... Read more
Convertible and Detachable Devices Winning Ov...
According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), Western European shipments of ultraslim convertibles and detachables posted positive growth (44.7%) to account for... Read more
New MacBook Pros And Will MacBook Air Be Upgr...
With my mid-2013 13-inch MacBook Air closing on its third anniversary come November, I’m in system upgrade mode. Actually the Haswell CPU equipped Air is still doing a fine job, but my good wife is... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free, and... Read more

Jobs Board

Automotive Sales Consultant - Apple Ford Linc...
…you. The best candidates are smart, technologically savvy and are customer focused. Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley is different, because: $30,000 annual salary Read more
Service Assistant - *Apple* Chevrolet *App...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer...and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive, we Read more
Editor, *Apple* News - APPLE (United States...
Job Summary The Apple News team is looking for a passionate and knowledgeable editor with experience covering entertainment/pop culture and experience running social Read more
*Apple* Nissan Service Technicians - Apple A...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer...and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive , Read more
ISCS *Apple* ID Site Support Engineer - APP...
…position, we are looking for an individual who has experience supporting customers with Apple ID issues and enjoys this area of support. This person should be Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.