Category: tape

FUJIFILM DEVELOPS NEW TAPE MATERIALS

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The Japanese FujiFilm has been developing new magnetic materials for tape with an eye towards higher capacity designs. The latest material is Barium Ferrite, but work with Strontium Ferrite has shown even finer grain structures. The scale of the material is large by semiconductor standards but the improvement with Strontium Ferrite is obvious. Hard disk …

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SPECTRA LOGIC TFINITY EXASCALE

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Spectra Logic has a new larger robotic tape library system. NASA is one of their biggest customers. SpectraLogic has announced the largest tape library in the world, the TFinity ExaScale Edition, with an exabyte of capacity in a single footprint storage system using current media technology. Up to 14 Terapacks can be imported/exported in a …

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ARCHIVE VIPER 2525S TAPE DRIVE

Archive Viper 2525S SCSI tape drive

The Archive Viper 2525S is a 525MB DC6000 class tape drive. It is designed for the DC 6525 tapes which are now much less expensive compared the older slower DC2000 tapes. The Archive Viper 2525S uses a faster SCSI interface. SCSI is capable of 10 MB/s so it can write date much faster than earlier …

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NTBACKUP ALTERNATIVES

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While not installed by default, the Windows NT, 2000 and Windows XP disks have a program called NTBACKUP. Excessive permissions in the BKF file can prevent recovery. NTBACKUP was primarily used with tape drives such as the old DC2000 or DAT etc. Many popular archive tools support encryption if desired while not falling into many …

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