Hardware  >   Peripheral Hardware  >   Storage Hardware  >   Storage Devices  >   Magnetic Storage Devices  >  

Tape Drives

RSS Feed    Add to Google    Add to My Yahoo!
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  … 
Definition continues below.
Tape Drives Reports
76 - 84 of 84 Matches Previous Page  |  Next Page
Primary Color: Printer Banks on PX-Series Libraries to Deposit Customer Artwork
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: For two years in a row, Primary Color has been rated as one of the fastest growing printer businesses in the country. The downside - at least in the past - was that the need for backup and archival storage capacity was growing too fast.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Quantum Corporation

Tape It to the Limit
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article from PC Magazine presents an autoloader scorecard, with ratings for setup, cartridge manageability, density, price, and performance. The article also includes a side-by-side summary of features.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 11 Mar 2003

Quantum Corporation

Shaw Air Force Base
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: The Quantum SuperLoader autoloader has been given the nod as "top gun" when it comes to backing up data under challenging conditions worldwide for the Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Feb 2003

Quantum Corporation

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

ATL L-Series Autoloaders
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: The ATL L-Series provides a complete line of solutions for users with autoloader needs. From a low-priced, entry level autoloader, to high capacity, multi-terabyte rack-optimized solution, Quantum meets these needs and all in-between.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Aug 2003

Quantum Corporation

Why Do We Like the Quantum DX30 so Much?
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
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.
Posted: 20 Aug 2003 | Published: 01 Aug 2003

Quantum Corporation

Enhanced Backup: Why Quantum DX30?
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
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.
Posted: 27 Feb 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2003

Quantum Corporation

Making a Business Case for Tape
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will review tape technology from the standpoint of this business value model.
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 | Published: 01 Jun 2002

Quantum Corporation

Racing Ahead
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
TEST RESULTS: The purpose of the Competitive Performance Analysis was to distinguish performance variations between Super DLTtape™ technology and LTO technology.
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 | Published: 01 Oct 2002

Quantum Corporation
76 - 84 of 84 Matches Previous Page    2 3 4    Next Page
 
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 … 
Tape Drives definition sponsored by SearchStorage.com, powered by WhatIs.com an online computer dictionary

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2015, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement