Ditto drive


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Ditto Drive

(hardware, storage)
The Ditto tape drives range in capacity from 120 megabytes to 1.6 gigabytes (data compression can roughly double these figures). The newer devices are designed for special tapes, though they will read standard tape types.

The largest of tape stores up 3.2 GB. Using an enhanced floppy drive card the transfer rate approaches the claimed 19 MB/minute. External parallel port versions are also available.

Compatibility details.

Ditto drive

An early family of QIC-based tape drives originally from Iomega. The Easy 800/3200 were Travan TR1/TR3 drives with 400MB and 1.6GB native capacity. Subsequent 2GB and 3.7GB models (compressed, 2x native) used proprietary formats but could read QIC and Travan tapes.

Ditto Max drives supported capacities up to 10GB (compressed) and could read Ditto 2GB and 3.7GB, TR3 and QIC-3020 tapes. Verbatim made a full line of cartridges, which had a 250MB Flash!File partition in the front of the tape for frequently used files. See QIC.


Ditto Tape Drive and Cartridges
Ditto used QIC-style cartridges that held 400MB and up. (Image courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)
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