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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