LTO top tape format by far: Survey says

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Storage magazine: Using two midrange backup apps at once:

Not only is tape not dead, it's alive and kicking in a variety of formats, although the various incarnations of...

the LTO format dominate most purchasing plans. LTO-3 tape drives are the most popular format among tape user respondents to Storage magazine's spring Storage Purchasing Intentions survey. Coming in a close second is LTO-4 with 23%. However, 14% of those surveyed are still hanging on to their LTO-1 and LTO-2 format tapes. A combined 13% use SDLT or DLT tapes, and a tiny group (2%) use high-performance AIT and SAIT tape drives.

--Christine Cignoli


Click Here for a PDF of this Survey.

This was last published in September 2008

Dig Deeper on Storage market research reports

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close