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ALSO CALLED: Microtapes, Videotapes, Tapes
DEFINITION: Travan is a linear magnetic tape product developed by the 3M Company. The product primarily competes against DDS (Digital Data Storage), AIT (advanced intelligent tape), and VXA tape formats. The technology uses an 8mm wide tape that is 750' long. Travan first appeared in the 1990s and was quickly standardized by the Quarter Inch Cartridge (QIC) Consortium for its easy adaptability, good performance  … 
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Long Term Archivability and Stability of Fujifilm Magnetic Tape Using Barium-Ferrite (BaFe) Particle
sponsored by Barium Ferrite
WHITE PAPER: This resource gives the results of tests on a new magnetic tape storage solution that uses Barium-Ferrite particles to provide long term storage capabilities under various conditions.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Barium Ferrite

Get the most out of your data backup tapes: Caring for magnetic media
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers have specific instructions for the care of magnetic tape cartridges, which differ from tape technology to tape technology. It's important to follow those instructions in addition to the general suggestions presented here. Read this tutorial now to find out so much more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

Disk-based Data Protection Options: The Changing Data Protection Landscape
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper will compare and contrast the benefits of all new disk-based data protection options to allow you to select the best technology for each of the data types to be protected in your environment.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
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MAGNETIC TAPES DEFINITION (continued): …  and relatively large storage potential.Since its introduction, eight different iterations of the Travan cartridge have appeared. Travan TR-1 cartridges use QIC-80 media to provide 400 MB of uncompressed capacity at 0.25 MB/s. The TR-2 cartridge doubles that capacity to 800 MB (uncompressed) on QIC-3010 media at 0.25 MB/s. The TR-3 cartridge doubles capacity again to 1.6 GB (uncompressed) QIC-3020 media, and doubles data transfers to 0.5 MB/s. Travan TR-4 offers 4 GB of uncompressed capacity on QIC-3095 media.More recently, an 8 GB version offers 4 GB of uncompressed capacity once again, but increases … 
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