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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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LTO Benefits Part 1 - Capacity

LTO Benefits Part 1 - Capacity   LTO.org’s latest generation of LTO technology provides up to 15 Terabytes* of compressed storage per cassette, It also holds 6 Terabytes of non-compressed data, meaning that you can store up to 800HD movies per cartridge.   CAPACITY   LTO.org’s latest generation of LTO technology provides up to 15 Terabytes* of compressed storage per cassette, It also holds 6 Terabytes of non-compressed data, meaning that...

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What is Tape Vaulting?

What is Tape Vaulting?   Tape Vaulting is process of moving your critical data offsite and into the care of our highly Secure FIRELOCK Vault. Data is usually transported off-site using removable storage media such as back-up tape & hard drives. Tape Vaulting protects your records for as long as your organization and legal requirements dictate.   Why Tape Vaulting?   Storage of backup media on tape is the most cost effective, accurate and fastest method to restore your data center in...

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