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LTO Benefits Part 7 - Portability

LTO Benefits Part 7 - Portability   LTO.org states that data often needs to be accessed from — or stored in — a different location from where the data originated. Thanks to the portability of LTO tape, that’s never a problem.     Portability   " Many archiving situations require that data is stored in a remote location to ensure a more cost-effective and secure environment. This is particularly true for disaster...

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LTO Benefits Part 6 - Dependability

LTO Benefits Part 6 - Dependability   LTO.org states that Tape is one of the most reliable solutions available. In fact, LTO technology delivers a better bit error rate than disk, so you can have the confidence that your data is there when you need it.     Dependability   " LTO tape provides a reliable, offline protection against on-line data corruption. Compared to the shelf-life of disk (3-5 years), LTO tape...

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LTO Benefits Part 5 - Compatibility   LTO.org states that LTO technology is an “open” format, meaning that many different competing companies are producing LTO drives and LTO cartridges that are compatible with each other.  Each generation is also compatible with the two previous generations, so you know that you’ll be able to make the most of your investment as technology needs change.     Compatibility   " The LTO format ensures that...

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LTO Benefits Part 4 - Security

LTO Benefits Part 4 - Security   LTO.org states that data stored online is susceptible to compromise and vulnerable to corruption threats. It can be accidental, such as a natural disaster destroying a data center, a system error corrupting a file, someone errantly erasing a folder or a RAID backing up corrupted data.     Security   "Tape provides offline protection, isolating the data from software bugs that can occur during continuous...

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LTO Benefits Part 3 - Performance

LTO Benefits Part 3 - Performance   LTO.org states that  tape is faster than Disk. In a  Read/Write comparison, an LTO-7 TAPE processed 300 MB/sec Native while a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive processed 130 MB/sec.     Performance   "The latest generation of LTO drives can maintain a compressed data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second native and 750 MB/second compressed, which means that it can handle some of the most demanding applications."...

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LTO Benefits Part 2 - Cost

LTO Benefits Part 2 - Cost   LTO.org states that while cost per gigabyte for both tape and disk continue to shrink, tape maintains its advantage over disk when the overall total cost of ownership – energy, floor space and equipment – is taken into account.   COST   "LTO technology is the lowest cost for storage in the foreseeable future in the data storage market. Initial cost isn’t the only benefit...

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