Be afraid, be very afraid

Robert Harley (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 19:45:46 +0200 (MET DST)

Paul Barton-Davis sprung this shocker on the list:

Has anyone else seen Quantum's comments on their "a/v" drives ?

"Disclaimer: The Quantum AV drives have been optimized for use in
digital video and audio environments. These optimizations make
Quantum's A/V drives unsuitable for use in applications where data
integrity is an absolute requirement. For applications where Quantum
drives will not be used exclusively for digital AV, please consider
Quantum's non-optimized line of hard disk drives".

Gives a new meaning to the word "optimized", eh? "We made 'em really
fast, but oh, sometime they lose bits".

I'm really lost for words, other than "what on earth is this industry
coming to???"