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streaming tape

[′strēm·iŋ ′tāp]
(computer science)
A type of high-speed magnetic tape that is used as a backup storage for disks, particularly hard disks in microcomputer systems.

streaming tape

A high-speed magnetic tape drive that was frequently used to make a backup copy of an entire hard disk. This term is not related to streaming audio or streaming video on the Web; however, "streaming" implies a continuous operation in both instances. See streaming audio and streaming video.
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These streaming tape drives are OK for archiving a large file collection to be put aside, but they are inconvenient for daily backups, and are out of the question for near-line storage.
DLT is a high-performance, high-capacity streaming tape cartridge that features a capacity of 40GB per tape (compressed) and a high data transfer rate of 3.
The company is a pioneer in streaming tape technology and is the leading worldwide supplier of high-speed, high-capacity quarter-inch tape drives and related products for computer backup, archival storage and software distribution.
The DLT 4000 and DLT 7000 half-inch cartridge streaming tape drives perform efficient data backup for mid-range and high-end computer systems.
Additionally, system administrators can store replicated data on the same server, a standby server, or a streaming tape drive and then mount the tape directly as a NetWare volume with full NetWare security in place.
Tandberg Data is a pioneer in streaming tape technology and is the leading worldwide supplier of high speed, high-capacity QIC tape drives and related products for computer backup, archival storage and software distribution.