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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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VXA eliminates the constraints of conventional streaming tape drives, which have traditionally struggled with data restore, and it avoids many of the costs associated with the designs of competing products.
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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.
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.
as controller and spent five years as corporate controller at Archive Corporation, a manufacturer of streaming tape drives.
Containing two powerful Quantum DLT4000 streaming tape drives, the ACL2/28 features ATL's industry-leading, highly reliable automated tape storage technology to produce a library solution that supports the needs of the most demanding high duty cycle applications.
same server, to standby servers or to streaming tape drives.
9, 1996--MicroNet Technology is now shipping the SB40DLT, a digital linear streaming tape (DLT) storage solution that offers high-capacity and increased reliability for unattended backup.