CTIO Magnetic Media Policies and Prices

CTIO recommends that you bring your own tapes to store your data for transport back to your home computer. We have DAT and Exabyte drives available at all telescopes, and DLT drives available at the Blanco 4m. We keep a small stock of the various tapes, and thus can provide magnetic media as needed, but we charge higher prices to cover the shipping, handling, and administrative effort involved.

We strongly recommend the use of "computer grade" Exabyte and DAT tape.

Current prices for magnetic tape media purchased at CTIO are: