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25$/TB poke.gif
I`l take 5.... hundred
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and i thot my ssd was fast at 175 mb/s !and cheap at 200 $ i guess i will need to get one of those!at 25$ per terabyte .and the fact you can have multiple of them !where do i get one!or is all this for a 2 feet by 3 feet by one inch format?compressed?so if i compress my 120 gb ssd i get what 240?for about 200 ?ok tape still suck
Edited by drbaltazar - 3/29/12 at 9:10am
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Man we need more info on this tech, this is great stuff really! biggrin.gif

I'll rep anyone that can dig up some facts on this tech, for sure!
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^ Not much Facts to dig up, Tape is meant best for Companies to have Daily/Incremental Backups done, allowing Drives to be rotated and Stored off-site. Vs you using a WD MyBook to do a Local Backup of your server, which stored locally, is far from safe. The next option is to then store these bits Off-Site through mediums such as Mozy Pro or eFolder, which is stored over 3~4 Level 4 DataCenters, each with Generators and Backups of Backed up Servers. But Online-Offsite backup is expensive per GB per Month. Many of our Clients are feeling this burn with that sort of a solution,

What we do prefer, is a BDR style backup, which is a Basic Server with a backup of the server, when the server goes down, the BDR jumps in and runs things, but then if the BDR Goes down you have no backups and your done,

backing up your backups Online or off-Site is a must. and the tape system is Very easy to do this.


Im with a IT provider / Managed Services provider, and many of our clients still have need for tape.

There is just no better solution realistically for mtuli tape Daily Off-Site rotations.

Standard HDD's are stick capable of failure and tape are just a really solid design.


525MB/sec. -- and at a price of around $25 per terabyte of capacity

this is great news

but yes the Actual Tabe Library machines are uber expensive
Edited by StormX2 - 3/29/12 at 9:41am
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Old tech beating new tech in efficiency?
We're working backwards! rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post

Man we need more info on this tech, this is great stuff really! biggrin.gif
I'll rep anyone that can dig up some facts on this tech, for sure!

From my dad's old tape drive... 350 gig capacity, it was rather slow, but a single backup tape would easily last 10 years (or so he told me) negating the need to re-burn CD's or DVD's which would degrade every few years.

Has really high compression ratios too I think.

the wiki link looks pitiful tongue.gif
IBM link is too easy haha.
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So much facepalm and fail in this thread.

People, you CAN'T use these tapes without have a tape DRIVE installed in your computer! And those will make the cost of your terabytes a LOT higher than $25!

Also, the fact that random access times can often be measured in minutes doesn't bode well for loading games (or much of anything besides backups) off of it.
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Man we need more info on this tech, this is great stuff really! biggrin.gif
I'll rep anyone that can dig up some facts on this tech, for sure!

There isn't that much to explain. If you're old enough to remember cassettes then you know how these things work. They're basically a spool of magnetic ribbon with data encoded on them just like on a hard drive. The cost reduction comes from replacing a metal disk capable of spinning at 9000 miles/hour at it's outer edge with a very long thin ribbon.

The only downside is that the length dramatically increases the seek time, so while SSD seek time is 100 times as fast as an HDD, tape drives are 100 times as slow with seek times of around a minute.

I'd still like to have one of these for movie/ISO backups though. Shame the drives themselves cost $1000+
    
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This is for Long term Off-Site Storage, Not for your Gaming PC lol......

Sorry, i know alot of people are young here, and many as well who are not IT. This stuff is very straight forward

look upe Ultrium for further information about this technology.
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