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linear tape

Magnetic tape in which one or more recording tracks run parallel with the length of the tape. See LTO. Contrast with helical scan.
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DNA Evolution, the company's intelligent workflow solution built on Linear Tape Open (LTO) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technologies, allows media professionals to streamline their file-based workflows, work more efficiently, and save significant storage costs.
Linear tape drives such as SDLT, LTO Ultrium, and 9840, where tracks are written horizontally across the entire length of the media, have employed pre-written servo tracks on the tape itself to help keep the tape drive heads in line with the tape.
Ultrium Linear Tape Open Generation II is a new tape drive technology which was developed by HP, IBM Corp and Seagate.
But its main rival looks set to be Linear Tape Open's Ultrium format, back by four of the largest storage vendors, IBM Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co, Seagate Technologies Inc and Fujitsu Ltd.
Black Watch Digital Linear Tape IV cartridges are available immediately.
The format faces competition from the Linear Tape Open Consortium, led by IBM Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and Seagate Technologies Inc.
Legacy formats such as Digital Linear Tape (DLT) were a reasonable data storage AITernative in the past, but a combination of new business challenges and new technology choices are driving many companies to rethink their tape storage path.
Linear Tape Open, the collaborative tape format effort between IBM Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and Seagate Technology Inc, has reached its next milepost, with the availability of a secondary standard reference tape for the Ultrium format.
Legacy formats such as Digital Linear Tape (DLT) were a reasonable data storage alternative in the past, but a combination of new business challenges and new technology choices are driving many companies to rethink their tape storage path.
This format drew from the low-density DECtape technology, but provided density and cost advantages that rivaled helical tape systems while retaining the linear tape technology that was extensively used in the computer industry.
Linear tape technology utilizes a recording method in which the data tracks are written in a linear pattern on the tape.

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