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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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GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
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WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page data sheet to get the facts on the savings you could realize with LTO tape.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

TechTalk Podcast: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
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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

E-Guide: Tips for protecting hard-copy records
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EGUIDE: Do you know why and how you should include hard-copy records in your disaster recovery and business continuity plan?
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 May 2012

Iron Mountain

Tape Backup: Then and Now
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WEBCAST: This video explores the key reasons to re-evaluate tape and discusses why it is well suited for archiving, legal discovery, tiered environments, and other scenarios.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Premiered: Sep 17, 2012

Iron Mountain

Today’s Tape Market Offers Improved Data Access and Integrity
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide reports on the ways in which the tape market has evolved, evaluates new uses for modern tape technology and explains how organizations can continue to archive with their existing tape investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

Iron Mountain

New tape techs bring new outlook on tape
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide for an expert take on the latest upgrades to tape technology and learn why tape is far from dead.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 23 Aug 2012

Iron Mountain

Podcast: Best practices for reusing data backup tapes
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: Listen to this podcast with W. Curtis Preston to find out what vendors really mean when they quote a tape age, learn about how to decide when a tape is ready to be discarded and get the scoop on what jargon really translates to in practical terms.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 10, 2012

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: The birth of Tape NAS
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EGUIDE: This expert resource explains how tape NAS allows you to utilize LTFS for file access.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

Iron Mountain

Expert Video: Cloud vs. Tape Backup
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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

Tape Vaulting: What You Need to Know About Tape Backup and Archiving
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this expert presentation transcript with storage industry analyst Lauren Whitehouse to learn about recent developments in tape that are keeping it relevant.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Backup Partner Criteria for Smart Partnerships
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how an offsite storage partner can be the answer to your content security and storage challenges. Learn about the advantages associated with offsite storage, discover how to define your needs and find the best potential backup partner you can, receive 4 key questions to ask regarding storage partners and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Risk Management: How Vulnerable is Your Backup Media?
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for tips to help you securely manage backup and recovery processes. Discover the importance of developing a chain of custody when it comes to data, learn how authorization and access restrictions can help keep your information secure, and receive best practices for choosing an offsite data backup/protection partner.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

BackupCare "Lights-Out" Backup Assistance
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DATA SHEET: As IT becomes increasingly global, managing remote offices and data centers is becoming a sizable challenge for administrators and organizations with already dwindling budgets. There is, however, a solution. Check out this white paper to learn exactly what it is.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Overcome 5 Common Backup Challenges With Tape
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn where tape stands today among other storage media, and discover where tape may fit into your backup infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Secure Tape Vaulting Strategies for Serious Data Protection
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WHITE PAPER: Your tapes deserve the best protection possible. Ensure they get it by reading this white paper filled with best practices for keeping data safe and secure. Discover the benefits associated with data housed onsite vs. offsite, learn 3 key questions to ask regarding your existing backup strategy, discover four keys to tape success and more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Best Practices: A Checklist for Backup Tapes
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WHITE PAPER: Check out these best practices to get the most out of your tape backups. Discover keys to help you define your needs and ensure future success by establishing regular testing of recovery procedures. Also included is a breakdown of tape's lifecycle to help you better understand the backup process, and tips for proper tape handling and transport.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

Iron Mountain

Examining IBM Innovation at Both Ends of the Storage Spectrum- Part 1: Tape
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Find proof that tape isn't dead by checking out this research conducted by The 451 Group, a leading global analyst and data company. This October, 2012 white paper contains the findings of The 451 Group's recent visit to IBM's research facility in Zurich and presents 451 Research's opinion of IBM's innovations and activities in the tape space.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

The 451 Group

Tape Vaulting: What You Need to Know About Tape Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: Check out this FAQ guide to stay up on the current state of tape backup technology.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 03 May 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

The Resurgence of Tape: Recent Developments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm Recording Media USA, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this SearchDataBackup.com EGuide, storage gurus Rich Castagna, Andrew Burton and Terri McClure discuss the current landscape of the tape market and its continuing role in the data center. Read on to learn about LTFS and LTO-5, recent developments in tape systems, tape’s contribution in the cloud and much more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Fujifilm Recording Media USA, Inc.

Tape Storage Systems Continue to Evolve with Long-Term Data Archiving Functionality
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: This tutorial will cover the latest developments in tape storage systems and review the major differences between backup software vs. archiving software. The benefits of tape storage systems, including long-term data archiving will also be discussed.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

Transitioning from Tape to a Disk Backup Appliance
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide is here to help you make the transition from tape to disk as smooth as possible. Read on as backup expert Brien Posey offers insight into the 7 steps that you need to follow in order to have a fast, stress-free transition.
Posted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

EMC Corporation

LTO tape technology continues to evolve with LTO 5
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: Read this E-Guide today to discover why tape still plays a vital role in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to learn how you can gain access to the first available shipments of tape's upcoming LTO-6 release.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

The Data Archive Challenge: What’s Your Game Plan?
sponsored by Horison Information Strategies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can overcome the challenges associated with effectively archiving information in today's data-intensive IT environments. Learn about different types of archiving strategies, discover an emerging method known as hierarchical storage management (HSM), receive a step-by-step guide for building a long-term, scalable data archive and more.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Horison Information Strategies

Clipper NotesTM: In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution – Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Putting to rest many of the claims that tape has passed its prime, this Clipper Note from The Clipper Group confirms that tape can be an important cost-saving storage technology for long-term archiving of big files in a tiered storage architecture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Oracle 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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