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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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The new tape cartridges feature: TeraAngstrom technology, which results in tape with a smoother surface and a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR); advanced servo-writing technology; corner snap to improve cartridge strength and protect data during shipping or mishandling; and three-piece tape spool, which distributes stress more evenly over the tape surface.
The Scalar i2000 will offer up to 48 SDLT 600 drives and 1,395 tape cartridges, advanced SAN support, capacity-on-demand scalability, and automated remote diagnostic capabilities, including proactive media status alerts.
Based on a new engineering research report by Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC), the technology to produce a single tape cartridge should be available to create 16TB of uncompressed storage with data transfer rates of 832MB per second by 2015.
Preparing the media so it's ready for use before it's shipped to the customer saves the customer time and ensures that the media is initialized with information such as library system and header format onto the tape cartridge.
Because of this unique design, Super DLTtape II media is not susceptible to high magnetic fields that can impact tape cartridges with magnetic servo positioning tracks.
Tape cartridge capacities are also growing at unprecedented rates but are not faced with the super-paramagnetic effect like disk drives.
This advanced tape cartridge is designed to bring additional capacity to the second-generation IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive to meet the increasing demand among enterprises for high capacity reliable data storage and reduced cost of operations.
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 most commonly quoted figure for the archival life of current generation magnetic tape cartridges ranges from 15 to 30 years, in ideal environmental conditions.
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.