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tape cartridge

[′tāp ‚kär·trij]
(engineering acoustics)
A cartridge that holds a length of magnetic tape in such a way that the cartridge can be slipped into a tape recorder and played without threading the tape; in stereophonic usage, usually refers to an eight-track continuous-loop cartridge, which is larger than a cassette. Also known as cartridge.
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a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today announced the availability of its Black Watch(TM) LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium format Generation 2 tape cartridges through all its sales channels.
Most often, a tape library would just need more tape cartridges," says Bob Raymond, engineering manager at StorageTek.
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Since announcing the IBM System Storage Enterprise Tape Cartridge 3592 in 2003, the first product to ship incorporating Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, other leading drive manufacturers have announced products utilizing NANOCUBIC technology.
The new LTO tape drive and cartridge milestones follow recently released news on the strong shipments of Write Once, Read Many (WORM) LTO Ultrium 3 tape cartridges, and plans to feature encryption capabilities in generation 4 by enabling the writing of encrypted data to the LTO Ultrium tape cartridge.
The standalone VXA-172 Packet Drive provides a small business with a simple tape device that accepts one tape cartridge at a time.
The anticipated progress of tape cartridge capacity with data compression implies that automated tape will maintain its price differential over disk for the foreseeable future.
The standalone VXA-172 Packet Drive provides a small business with a simple tape device that accepts one tape cartridge at a time, with 172(a) gigabytes of capacity today and 320(a) gigabytes when upgraded with Capacity On-Demand.
Magnetic tape cartridge capacity is now growing faster than disk-drive capacity.