do you need special equipment to connect this to a Macbook and transfer data to and from the cartridge, and what kind of equipment is needed? Tanks

  • Asked by Rebecca P
  • May 4, 2010
Tandberg 800GB/1.6TB LTO-4 Ultrium Tape Cartridge

Tandberg 800GB/1.6TB LTO-4 Ultrium Tape Cartridge

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    Long answer short: look into getting a 1TB HDD; you can pick them up now for as little as £50.

    Now for the long answer: you'd need a tape drive, which would set you back about four grand, not to mention the fact that you can't use a tape drive a MacBook, so you'd need a Mac Pro with a fibre channel card, which would be another two and a half grand (for the lowest spec).

    • Answered by C T
    • Sep 8, 2010