Imation Unveils First Magnetic Tape Cartridges With Mutli-Terabyte Capacity

Posted: Mar 22 2010, 10:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:07pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


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Imation has unveiled a new magnetic tape cartridge for data backups that has multiple terabytes of storage eon a single tape. This tape will be welcome by many companies who still use magnetic tape for backing up data on servers and other computer systems.

The new tape has a native capacity of 1.5TB and when compressed can store 3TB of data on a single tape cartridge. The tape uses LTO 5 tape and us the second-generation tape to offer drive level hardware-based writing of encrypted data to the tape cartridge.

Imation uses several different technologies in the new tape including TeraAngstrom tech for a smoother tape surface and a high signal to noise ratio to reduce errors. The tape also uses a corner snap for more strength, and a three-piece tape spool. The tape and its associated drives can write data at up to 280MB/sec.

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