Re: Re. Syquest vs. CD-R

Subject: Re: Re. Syquest vs. CD-R
From: Linda Anderson <lindaa -at- PC-SERV1 -dot- EMTEK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 10:28:19 -0700


This is in response to your quote which stated the preference or
rarity of Syquest and CD's at service bureaus.

I think this is largely dependent on the area. I know from experience that
in Utah and Arizona, at least, CD-R is more common at service bureaus than
Syquest. If you are back east, that may be exactly the opposite.

Just thought I'd point that out.


Stand quiet in your own circle

EMTEK Health Care Systems
Tempe, Arizona

On Tue, 2 May 1995, Geoff Hart wrote : (snipped)

> SyQuest: Much faster than CD, thus a better choice for random access
> (e.g., as a hard drive replacement). Also more common at service
> bureaus (e.g., if you need to transport large documents for
> typesetting or color separation). Rare at home or on corporate
> desktops. Limited capacity (currently, 280? Meg uncompressed, up to
> 560 Meg compressed). Relatively cheap (about $700 for a Cadillac drive
> plus cartridge). Can't create a CD from a single SyQuest.

> CD-R: Very slow (at least an order of magnitude slower than a hard
> drive). Relatively rare at service bureaus, but this is changing fast.
> Common at home and on corporate desktops. High storage capacity,
> currently 660 Meg uncompressed/1.3 Gigabytes compressed; as well,
> three new formats are coming on the market that expand capacity to 2-4
> Gig uncompressed. Relatively expensive (currently up to $3000 with
> recording software), but prices are falling fast and street prices of
> $1000 expected within a year. Can create multiple SyQuests from a
> single CD.

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