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ALSO CALLED: Magnetic Tape Drives, Drives
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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The Storage Resource Guide: iSCSI SANs - An Affordable, Enterprise-class Alternative
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S2A9550 Archive Solution Industry's Most Reliable SATA Storage Solution
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DLT-S4 Buffer Management - Speedmatching
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WHITE PAPER: In the past, tape drives were considered a speed bottleneck in data backup performance. However, Quantum put those beliefs to rest by launching the market's highest capacity tape drive. Download this paper to get the details of new innovative drive.
Posted: 27 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

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Best Practices in Backup Security
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WHITE PAPER: Regardless of your organization's size, data security is becoming one of the biggest challenges in IT today. Get an overview on how to address backup security through tips and best practices.
Posted: 22 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

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Native Fibre Channel Tape Drives versus SCSI-to-Fibre Channel Routers
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WHITE PAPER: This paper will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both native FC tape drive and SCSI-to-FC router solutions (both internal, as used in ATL Tape Libraries™, and external).
Posted: 08 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Quantum Corporation

Why Do We Like the Quantum DX30 so Much?
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WHITE PAPER: Dorian Cougias, CEO of Network Frontiers and the author of "The Backup Book: Data Protection from Desktop to Data Center" discusses the pros and cons of disk-based backup technologies.
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Enhanced Backup: Why Quantum DX30?
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WHITE PAPER: The job of the Quantum DX30 is to provide enhanced backup protection to the vast majority of those business applications that cannot justify being re-engineered for mirroring and/or remote replication.
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Making a Business Case for Tape
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WHITE PAPER: This paper will review tape technology from the standpoint of this business value model.
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 | Published: 01 Jun 2002

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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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