backward read

backward read

[′bak·wərd ′rēd]
(computer science)
The transfer of data from a magnetic tape to computer storage when the tape is running in reverse.
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The generation 5 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read- and-write capability with the Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges and backward read capabilities with generation 3 cartridges.
Customers can seamlessly upgrade to LTO-4 with backward read-and-write compatibility to LTO-3 and backward read to LTO-2.
If Bush needs to upgrade to a newer generation of AIT technology for capacity sake, the Center's carrent tape archive will still be accessible because AIT drives feature backward read compatibility with the previous generations of AIT media.
SuperDLT offers backward read compatibility with current DLT 8000, 7000 and 4000 systems, and Quantum is working on providing the same levels of support from independent software and operating system vendors available for its current range of DLTTape products.
Also, since the T9840C is backward read compatible with 9840A/B media cartridges, we can protect our previous investment and make the upgrade to the new T9840C drives virtually seamless.
The LTO Ultrium format generation 5 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with the Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges, and backward read capabilities with generation 3 cartridges, helping to protect investments and ease implementation.
The new libraries also provide full backward read and write compatibility with first-generation LTO technology (LTO-1) to allow end-users to retain the full value of their existing data protection infrastructure.
One issue not addressed by the Blu-Ray Disc proposal is the issue of backward read compatibility for next-generation DVD formats.
LTO format generation 5 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges, and backward read capabilities with generation 3 cartridges, helping to protect investments and ease implementation.
Its backward read compatibility with the Exabyte 8505XL and Eliant 820 offered Exabyte 8mm users a migration path to advanced MammothTape technology.
The LTO Ultrium format generation 5 drives are read-and-write backwards compatible with the Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges, and backward read capable with generation 3 cartridges, helping to protect investments and ease implementation.
AIT drives are backward read compatible with previous generations, and are part of an aggressively projected roadmap.
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