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USB flash drives work really well for a lot of tasks... With the USB 2.0
specification, copying files to/from a flash drive is pretty quick...
you could, I guess use multiple USB flash drives in the same way that we
currently use multiple tapes... one for each day of the week (Tue-Fri)
and four for Mon so we've got at least a month we can get to easily...
we then slap a tape in on a weekend once a month which we archive off-

How are you currently backing up your Spectrum files?


On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 21:05 -0700, Kristina Shields wrote:
> I am considering purchasing a USB flash drive to store my Spectrum backup.
> If anyone has experience with this I would appreciate your opinions and
> suggestions.  I'm concerned about reliability and speed.

Brig C. McCoy
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Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2498
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