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Seagate TapeStor STT6201U

The TapeStor USB comes with a stand that allows you to place it vertically. The power supply LED continues to consume power even after you turn the drive off, but the streamer fortunately has a hardware power switch that will stop its energy consumption as well as its detection under the operating system. As typical for most other Travan drives, the TapeStor is not particularly quiet.

The STT6201U is available in various versions and shipped with a simple version of Backup Exec:

That's the window that appears during backup, restore and comparison operations.

Here you can see the backup window. It lets you change all the important settings on a single page, including backup features (verification and compression), drive selection and file selection. Later on in this article, we will take a look at Backup Exec 8.0 (shipped with the Viper II), which is much more complicated. The reason that the TapeStor USB comes with a simplified version of Backup Exec is that this model is meant to be used for personal backups or to make data portable. The other streamer models are meant for professional use, so they need more extensive features (including network backup functions), allowing them to span a backup over several drives, or to use multiple drives for redundancy reasons.

Find detailed specifications of Seagate's TapeStor STT6201U .