Magnetic tapes News
January 25, 2016
SearchStorage began in-depth coverage of the enterprise storage market in 2000, when Compaq was a major player, IBM looked prescient and EMC had its first $2 billion quarter.
November 09, 2015
Storage Decisions 2015 panel discusses future of disk and tape, and offers hints for dealing with cloud storage, flash and impact of recent events in the data storage industry.
April 06, 2015
Storage is moving out of the realm of magnetics and solid-state electronics and into the world of biology, or DNA to be specific.
September 16, 2014
LTO tape vendors extend the LTO roadmap to include generations 9 and 10 with increasing capacity and transfer rates.
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LTO-1 is the first tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium. It has 100 GB native capacity (200 GB compressed) and a native transfer speed of 20 MBps (40 MBps compressed). Continue Reading
LTO-10 is an unreleased tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium. It will offer read-and-write backwards compatibility with tapes from the previous generation. Continue Reading
LTO-8 is a planned, but not yet released tape format from the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium. It will succeed the LTO-7 version. Continue Reading
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Many archival media types are available, including disk and cloud, but their level of reliability and storage density varies. Continue Reading
Learn how Barium Ferrite perpendicular magnetic recording has impacted tape storage. Continue Reading
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account? Continue Reading
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I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing? Continue Reading
Dedupe arrays, integrated backup appliances and cloud backups are three ways enterprise users are backing up files. Continue Reading
The latest forecast for data storage technologies has LTFS heating up, clouds rather cool and the forecast perhaps changing for solid-state storage. Continue Reading
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Ben Woo, founder of Neuralytix, discusses whether cloud storage is being preferred to tape for long-term data retention in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
Upgrading from LTO-3 to LTO-4 to take advantage of LTO-4 improvements in speed and capacity is a good idea for many organizations. Here's a look at potential issues. Continue Reading
The difference between data backups vs. archives is described in this tip and the pros and cons of using tape and disk for each is discussed. Continue Reading