Tape backup and tape libraries

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  • DAT USB drive

    A DAT USB drive is a tape drive with digital audio tape (DAT) that can be plugged into a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection as a simple and relatively low-cost way to back up data routinely, especially on servers. DAT USB technology is expected to... 

  • AIT (advanced intelligent tape)

    AIT (advanced intelligent tape) is a magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving. 

  • 8-track tape

    An 8-track tape is a hard plastic cartridge about the size of an external modem that houses a continuous loop of non-digital (analog) audio data stored on magnetic tape. 

  • Mammoth

    Mammoth is a magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving. 

  • DLT (digital linear tape)

    DLT (digital linear tape) is a form of magnetic tape and drive system used for computer data storage and archiving. 

  • tape backup

    In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a hard disk crash or comparable failure, the data will ... 

  • Linear Tape-Open (LTO)

    Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an open-format tape storage technology developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM), and Certance. 

  • dropout

    A dropout is a small loss of data in an audio or video file on tape or disk. 

  • helical scan

    Helical scan is a way of recording information onto magnetic tape.