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How Many Times Do You Reuse a Tape Cartridge?
|What kind of tape do you use?|
|How many times do you reuse a tape cartridge?|
|Percent that reuse tape until malfunctions, by tape type:|
To our surprise, the majority of Storage readers don't seem to institute set policies about how many times to use a tape (59.1% across all tape types). Instead, they take their cues from the tape itself, and discontinue its use when it starts exhibiting too many errors. That may not be as worrisome as it sounds. Tape media has come a long way,
This was first published in August 2004