• LTO-4 gains favor among tape drive buyers

    Tape drive users have been busy since we surveyed readers about LTO-4 drives in December 2007.

    ITKE376,465 pointsBadges:
  • Sony soldiers on with AIT-5 tape drive

    Sony Electronics has announced its fifth-generation AIT drive, AIT-5, which, like other "super drives," features more than 1TB of capacity on a compressed cartridge (400GB native) and approximately 62MB/sec of throughput, compressed. The drive is scheduled to be available in early 2007.

    ITKE376,465 pointsBadges:
  • Backup targets: Tape libraries and VTLs

    Tape drives, tape libraries and virtual tape libraries are among the popular backup target options available today.

    Brien Posey12,325 pointsBadges:
  • Which IBM 3592 tape cartridge has the highest capacity?

    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?

    SteveBige015,435 pointsBadges:
  • Determining how long your tape drives might last

    Simple ways to figure out how long your drives might last.

    searchStorage9,400 pointsBadges:
  • Using an autoloader tape drive for data backup in SMBs

    For SMBs, an autoloader tape drive offers more convenience than a standalone tape drive, and a lower price than a tape library. Learn more about using an autoloader tape drive in an SMB environment.

    searchStorage9,400 pointsBadges:
  • Users eye StorageTek’s ‘big tape’

    Users had mixed impressions of StorageTek's new Titanium 10000 tape drive unveiled at the user conference this week.

    Beth Pariseau8,220 pointsBadges:
  • Video clip firm sticks with tape

    Thought Equity is serving up half a petabyte of video clips to its customers using Sun tape drives linked directly to Web servers through Sun's SAM-FS software.

    Beth Pariseau8,220 pointsBadges:
  • Sun, IBM cross 1 TB tape drive line

    IBM and Sun unveil 1 TB tape drives, while HP and Sony renew low-end DAS/DDT tape partnership.

    Dave Raffo6,365 pointsBadges:
  • Tape backup best practices: How to improve tape storage performance

    Despite all the hype around disk-based data backup and recovery tape storage is still the primary target for most backups. Not only is the most data stored on tape, but most data is backed up directly to tape without using disk as a buffer. With this in mind, what does one do to make the...

    WCurtisPreston270 pointsBadges:

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