The latest tape storage is faster and holds more, but is it better?

Magnetic storage tape has’t been the recommended destination for the initial backup copy of data for quite some time, and the question is whether LTO-9, the latest tape open standard, and other market dynamics will changed that.

Here’s a look at modern tape drives, discussion of the degree to which ransomware changes the equation, and a closer look at LTO-9.

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Tape drives: Too fast for their own good?

In the 80s and early 90s, there was almost a perfect match between the speed of tape drives and the speed of the backup infrastructure. The backup drives were capable of writing at roughly the same speed that the backup system could send.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center