How tape dies

Storage Newsletter reports that Tape Drive and Media Revenues Decreased by 25% in 2009. The data comes from a report by the Santa Clara Consulting Group. The numbers show us how old tape formats die: slowly. While the overall market for drives and media was $1.58B it...

Will a 70 TB cartridge save LTO?

IBM and Fujifilm have demonstrated a technology that, if productized, could give us a 70 TB LTO tape cartridge. Tape isn’t dead – that will be a long time coming – but its vital signs aren’t good, either. Vacuum column, 800bpi tape drives...