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native capacity

The raw "uncompressed" storage capacity of a device. Although native capacity can refer to disk drives and solid state drives (SSDs), the term was more widely used for the physical capacity of a tape cartridge when magnetic tape was commonly used for backup in the 1990s. Vendors typically published cartridge specs at twice the native capacity, assuming data were always compressed. See data compression.
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The LTO roadmap is now specified out to a sixth generation with a native capacity of 3.
The estimated street price starts at approximately $120 for a 40 GB native capacity removable disk cartridge.
A good example of the latest and greatest hardware is the pending release of a new LTO2 drive slated for this summer with a native capacity of 400GB on a single tape.
The Scalar 10K is available in LTO, SDLT, AIT and mixed media configurations, supporting up to 648 drives and 15,885 cartridges for a total native capacity of up to 1,588 TB.
The Maxell DLTtape S4 delivers twice the capacity of the nearest alternative offering and optimizes the performance of the Quantum DLT-S4 tape drive with a native capacity of 800GB (1.
The 12GB native capacity of the DDS-3 format was derived from two key media improvements: a higher-coercivity (1700 oersted vs.
According to a July study by Freeman Report: Compact Tape Outlook, LTO Ultrium tape drives held a 71 percent share of the super drive submarket segment (100GB native capacity or higher) based on unit shipments.
VXA-2 delivers a native capacity of up to 80GB, up to 160GB compressed, at a sustained transfer rate of up to 12 MB/sec.
6 terabyte capacity expansion kits can be easily added by the user in a few minutes yielding a total native capacity of 8.