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DEFINITION: A tape drive is a device that stores computer data on magnetic tape, especially for backup and archiving purposes. Like an ordinary tape recorder, a tape drive records data on a loop of flexible celluloid-like material that can be read and also erased. Tape drives work either by using a traditional helical scan where the recording and playback heads touch the tape, or linear tape technology, where  … 
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HP Simply StoreIT Solutions ChalkTalk - Backup and Data Protection
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore one industry-leading vendor's backup and data protection solutions. Whether you're just starting out, building momentum or expanding your business, these storage solutions for backup and data protection can help you. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 07 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Podcast: Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: This expert podcast features insight from Jon Toigo on subjects such as, LTFS technology and how you can use it to build a mass capacity file server based on tape, the productization of Tape NAS for those who prefer to buy rather than build, the markets and workloads that this innovative kit could potentially support and much more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2013

Iron Mountain

Back to the Future: How Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and Other Innovations Are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEOCAST: Several recent tape advances have put this technology back on the IT radar, turning recent attention away from hard disks, flash SSDs, and cloud storage. This expert video examines the latest developments leading this comeback, including the availability of free file systems, new partitioned media offerings from a variety of vendors, and more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2013

Iron Mountain

Tape Robotics Today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this recording, Ben Woo, managing director of storage consultancy at Neuralytix, discusses recent developments in the area of tape library robotics.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Aug 30, 2012

Iron Mountain

TechTalk Podcast: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this exclusive podcast, expert Jon Toigo provides a glimpse into the tape landscape, analyzing its changing role in the data center and what's in store for the future. Hear about options and best practices for tape encryption as well as steps you can take to optimize the performance of this media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Jan 24, 2013

Iron Mountain

Expert Video: Cloud vs. Tape Backup
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEO: Check out this video today for a breakdown of cloud and tape-based backups, and discover the role each should play in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Premiered: 26 Apr 2012

Iron Mountain

Expert Analysis of LTFS: Role in Backup, Media & Entertainment, and Beyond (Podcast)
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PODCAST: In this podcast, Storage Decisions speaker Jon Toigo discusses the role of LTFS for backup, how it works, and the requirements for implementation. He also provides a glimpse into the LTFS future and explains why more IT professionals are embracing it as general purpose storage.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 15, 2013

Oracle Corporation

Ensure Data Protection with Sun StorageTek T10000B Tape Drives
sponsored by Sun StorageTek
VIDEOCAST: Learn how Sun StorageTek T-series tape drives use a Crypto-Key Management System to encrypt data, and how Volsafe technology helps your business meet electronic, regulatory, and legal requirements.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Oct 23, 2008

Sun StorageTek

Tape - Still the Best Value for Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WEBCAST: The purpose of this webinar is to evaluate the evolving role of tape in data protection, and to discuss why linear tape technologies are today, and will continue to be, the de facto standard for open systems backup and archival applications.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Premiered: Sep 23, 2003

Quantum Corporation
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TAPE DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  the heads never actually touch the tape. Drives can be rewinding, where the device issues a rewind command at the end of a session, or non-rewinding. Rewinding devices are most commonly used when a tape is to be unmounted at the end of a session after batch processing of large amounts of data (payroll is the classic example). Non-rewinding devices are useful for incremental backups and other applications where new files are added to the end of the previous session's files. A benefit of a tape drive backup is that tapes have a large capacity for storing data and are very economical when compared … 
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