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LTO-9 media needs calibration on the first use which can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours, and this presents an opportunity to sell Pre-calibrated media.
Tue, Aug 31, 21
LTO-9 with 18TB Native capacity will put the tape on the same league as Hard drives in terms of capacity, and it looks like it may hit the market next month.
Thu, Jan 28, 21
An onsite safe offers many benefits and it may be worth considering instead of opting for an offsite media rotation plan.
Tue, Aug 25, 20
Quantum's LTO-9 Pre Purchase program offers you LTO-9 drives exchanged for your LTO-8 drives at a nominal uplift fee.
Sun, Jun 14, 20
We look at various packings available in LTO Ultrium tape media and how each one is different from the other
Sun, Feb 23, 20
This article covers the Expiry dates , and the limited lifetime warranty of the LTO ultrium tapes. Since there are no expiry dates mentioned on the carton, this always causes confusion on why there is no expiry , and is there actually a date before which the tapes are good to use ?
Sun, Feb 02, 20
When you see the capacities of LTO ultrium tapes, there is always a pair of Native/Compressed capacity. We see how they are related, what is compression and why you should only consider Native capacity.
Thu, Jan 23, 20
When you are backing up your data to the tape media, you are going to rely on it in case of a catastrophe. Its a no brainer that this media itself though rugged needs to be protected when it is in transit and where it is permanently stored.
Tue, Jan 21, 20
Data Sanitization has gained more importance in the recent years due to the increasing cases of data thefts and the financial and operation impact it may have on an organization that's impacted. We look at what it is, why its important and ways to do it.
Sun, Jan 19, 20
LTO-8 media soon after its launch was in shortage, due to a patent legal dispute between FujiFilm and Sony the 2 largest manufacturers of LTO media. LTO-8 tape drives were shipped but the media itself wasn't available. The customer could use LTO-7 media in their LTO-8 drive, but that's not what they bought an LTO-8 tape drive for.
Sun, Jan 19, 20
Its 2020 and tapes are still selling like they were in 2003 when we first started our company. The only thing that has actually changed is that we are not selling so many formats. From selling more than 10 formats( DDS, DLT/SDLT, SLR,QIC,8mm, AIT to name a few) everything has converged to LTO Ultrium, IBM 3592 RDX. Capacities have come a long way too, with the largest capacity today standing at 15TB native ( IBM JD) and 12TB native ( LTO-8) .
Sat, Feb 09, 19
As in February, the LTO-8 media still continues to be in shortage. So what do you do, you have invested in LTO-8 tape drive already, hoping to make use of the high-density 12TB Native LTO-8 media ( o
Mon, Apr 16, 18
Despite what many say, tapes are far from dead. In fact past few years we have seen the tapes converge to 2 Major Formats - LTO and 3592 media. Vendors ( LTO consortium for LTO and IBM/Fuji for 3592
Mon, Jan 15, 18
This month both QNAP and Synology Announced the availability of new packages built around Machine Learning and AI.QNAP First .QNAP is targeting the Ameatures programmers and data scientists with its Q
Sat, Dec 30, 17
A lot is happening in AI world and surveillance industry is not left behind in implementing it in Video Analytic – to find and flag unusual patterns, to reduce the number of false alarms and for beha
Sat, Dec 23, 17
Improved Capacity and Transfer rate Capacity of course doubles with every new release of LTO . LTO-8's 12TB native is double the 6TB native of LTO-7 Media. Apart from capacity the performance has to
Mon, Nov 13, 17
We have the LTO-8 type M labels available now from Tri-optics. LTO-8 Type M is the previously unusued LTO-7 Media that can be reformatted for use in LTO-8 drive. For the drivie automation to recgnize
Wed, Oct 25, 17
LTO-8 Drives will start shipping in Q12018. As usual there is a capacity increase in LTO-8 drives ( 12TB Native, double that of LTO-7), but this is not the only differentiating factor for this new dri
Sun, Aug 28, 16
HP has officially stopped taking orders on DDS tapes, and some of the DDS market is being captured by RDX due to simplicity and ease of use. Latest RDX tape boasts a capacity of 4Tb on a single tape.
Thu, Mar 31, 16
Quantum has announced the availability of LTO-7 drives. The external Quantum TC-L72BN-EZ - Half height tablet top SAS drive offers a migration from LTO-6 drives. The LTO-7 drive is read and write com
Wed, Mar 02, 16
Tandberg has launched the 3TB RDX tapes in Middle East. RDX technology is seen as a hybrid backup solution, which offers removable hard drives in tape form factor for easy handling and reliability. Ta
Mon, Jan 18, 16
When you are Disposing your old Hard drives, merely deleting or reformatting is not enough to sanitize the hard drive. Even after formatting, the Confidential information stays on your hard drives/
Mon, Nov 23, 15
7the Generation of Ultrium tapes , LTO-7 would soon be launched. Here is all that we know about it Capacity of LTO-7 would be 6TB native, 15TB compressed. Transfer speed of 1.1TB per hour native. Unli
Fri, Jun 26, 15
Quantum has started the pre-purchase program for LTO-7 drives which indicates that the drives will very soon be availble for purchase. With a Native capacity of 6.4TB ( 16TB with compression) and over
Wed, Mar 18, 15
The linear tape open "road map" has been extended to generation 10. Each 2 years a new generation of LTO is intorduced, with Generation 7 LTO-7 scheduled to release by Last quarter of 2015. While its
Wed, Jul 23, 14
Western Digital Announced the Release of Long anticipated 5 and 6 TB hard drives. Now the NAS users have the option of gettting upto 6 TB from a single hard drive , pushing the capacity up by 50% on t
Thu, Nov 21, 13
Tandberg Data introduced the world's first 2TB RDX data cartridge , that's 33% more data on a single RDX cartridge compared to earlier available 1.5TB. RDX Bakcup products are popular in Small and Me
Wed, Aug 28, 13
IBM LTO tapes are reputed for their quality and performance. When you buy the LTO tape drive from IBM, mostly some tapes are bundled for quick start. The part number of these bundled tapes differ from
Mon, Apr 29, 13
Tri-Optic is known for the best media labels and we are proud to be associated with them, to provide the same great quality of labels to our clients. DataCare has been signed up as a TTG partner that
Sat, Feb 23, 13
Imation RDX Media Secure is the world’s first removable RDX with built-in AES-256 data encryption. It offers all the features of standard RDX media along with added encryption. RDX Media secure is es
Tue, Jan 29, 13
LTO Tapes have typically been doubling in capacity right from LTO-1 generation , at least upto now. This changed with LTO-6, where the capacity hasn't exactly doubled. The reason lies in the technolo
Wed, Jan 02, 13
HP has started shipping the LTO-6 tape media, C7976A. With a higher track density, LTO-6 offers 70% higher native capacity compared to LTO-5. With a compression rate of 2.5 ( which is data depend
Thu, Sep 13, 12
Tandberg Data announced the largest capacity RDX Tape yet ; 1.5TB . The new 1.5TB cartridge has 50 per cent more capacity over the next highest capacity cartridge. This makes Standard RDX media availa
Mon, Sep 03, 12
It's been 2 years since the LTO-5 was introduced and it has been occupying the slot of the top capacity in LTO Ultrium tape hierarchy, however this is set to change soon with LTO-6 tapes.LTO-6 tapes L
Sun, Sep 02, 12
Equally important to Regular back up of data is the safe storage of Tape cartridge on which the data is stored. If your tape is exposed to heat, moisture, shock and other elements, they are prone to d
Sun, Sep 02, 12
Imation has announced purpose-built backup appliances, with multiple levels of Data Protection.The T5R is the first of it's kind that has an RDX slot built in the NAS tower. This RDX Slot gives the de
Sun, Sep 02, 12
When you are storing mission critical data to your LTO tapes, it becomes important to Identify a defective tape before it fails. You can stop using your old tapes, if you know the overall health and
Thu, Jan 27, 11
The Quarter Inch Cartridges (QIC) go by many names - QIC, Magnus, DC, QD, SLR or MLR etc. These legacy tapes have been around for several decades and still continue to be used by some users because th
Tue, Jan 18, 11
DataCare LLC Dubai, UAE Spills the beans for you on the DDS Format tapesDigital Data Storage (DDS) is a format for storing and backing up computer data on tape that evolved from the Digital Audio Tape
Mon, Nov 29, 10
DataCare LLC, Dubai, UAE spills the beans on LTFS. The information here is gathered from the website of ultrium ( www.ultrium.com)What is LTFS ?In short it’s a file system. Just like FAT or NTFS, Long