Tape Drive - Tape Media

Tape Media types

Tape Media

If your company has a large amount of data that needs to be securely protected offline as tape media, then this is the place to be. Here on allhdd.com, you find top-of-the-class tape storage devices to suit your needs. Tape drives remain one of the best backup and archival mediums to keep important files safe for an extended period. Our categories of drives for tape media include, 5-10GB SLR-MLR, 4-8GB SLR-MLR, Cartridge SDLT, 160-320GB SDLT, Cartridge LTO, Bar Code Ultr 6, 1.5TB-3.0TB LTO Ultr 5, Bar Code LTO Ultr 5, 400-800GB LTO Ultr 3, Bar Code LTO Ultr 4, 800GB-1.6TB LTO Ultr 4, 200-400GB LTO Ultr 2, 100-200GB LTO Ultr 1, 300GB Half Inch, Cartridge Half Inch, 40-80GB DLT, 80-160GB DLT, 36-72GB DDS-DAT, Cleaning Cartridge, 12-24GB Tape, Others, Cartridge LTO, 2.5TB-6.25TB Ultr 6, 4MM TAPE - 80GB-160GB,and 2.5TB-6.25TB Lto Ultrium-6. You can count on us to deliver quality products from leading brands at pocket-friendly prices.

Tape Drives

A data storage device that uses magnetic tape to read and write data is called a tape drive. For offline and archival data storage purposes, magnetic tape data storage comes out most-preferred among storage mediums. Tape media commonly possess favorable unit cost and high archival durability. According to some manufacturers, tape storage can last up to 30 years. However, LTO tapes are susceptible to storage conditions. Thus, you can count on the 30-year life-span if you deploy the drives in ideal storage conditions, including a constant temperature of approximately 70°F and 40% relative humidity.

Tape Library

A tape library in data storage is a collection of tape drives and magnetic tape cartridges. A tape library (in some cases) is home to hundreds or even thousands of tape drives and cartridges. In the library, there are multiple tapes for data reading and writing. Also, you'll find enclosures for mounting and unmounting cartridges, barcodes, and access ports for entering and removing tapes.

What is Linear Tape Open (LTO)?

Linear Tape Open (LTO), otherwise called the LTO Ultrium format, is a sturdy, scalable, versatile open tape format developed for maximum storage density, high capacity, and top performance. It is the most successful tape format ever made with over 5.6 million drives, 370,870 Billion GB of media capacity, and 351,732,245 cartridges sold.

Advantages of Magnetic Tape Drive Media

Magnetic tape drive media comes with many more benefits than other storage mediums; here is a handful of them.

High Capacity and Flexibility

The recording density of magnetic tape remains on the rise, and there has been confirmation of next-generation technologies— a feature that has almost reached its limits in hard disks. By making the tape longer and thinner, you can increase the capacity of the tape drive.

A Perfect Long-term Storage Solution

As mentioned earlier, magnetic tape drives can last up to 30 years, while hard disks can only manage a few years. With lower failure and error rates, it remains the best platform for storing data for longer periods.

Security

With the magnetic tape media, the problems of hacking, theft, and blackouts are wholly erased as the tape stores its data offline.

Allhdd.com is home to all your tape media and storage needs. Kindly browse through the categories to pick an item.

HP C1537-00630 Tape Drive 12/24GB
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C1537-00630 HP Sure Store 12/24GB DAT24 DDS 3 4mm SCSI 2 Single Ended 5.25 Inch Internal Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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HP C1556C Tape Drive 12/24GB
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C1556C HP SureStore 12GB/24GB External DDS 3 DAT 24e Single Ended Narrow SCSI 2 Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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HP C6379A Tape Drive 40/80GB
$695.00

C6379A HP Sure Store DLT8000 40/80GB DLT IV Fast Wide SCSI HVD Desktop External Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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HPE C7200-69202 Tape Drive DLT 8000
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C7200-69202 HP 40/80GB DLT8000 Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Single Ended SCSI DLT Library Module with Tray Tape Drive Refurbished.

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HP C7973W 400/800GB Tape Drive Tape Media LTO Ultr 3
$47.00

C7973W HP LTO-3 Ultrium Worm 400/800GB 680m DATA Cartridge. Refurbished.

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HP-C7974AN 800/1600GB Tape Drive Tape Media 800GB-1.6TB LTO Ultr 4
$769.00

C7974AN HP LTO4 Ultrium1840 800/1600GB Non-Cust Lbl 20PK DATA Cartridge. Brand New.

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HP-C7974AN 800/1600GB Tape Drive Tape Media 800GB-1.6TB LTO Ultr 4
$390.00

C7974AN HP LTO4 Ultrium1840 800/1600GB Non-Cust Lbl 20PK DATA Cartridge. New Bulk Pack.

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HP C7975AN 1.5/3TB Tape Drive Tape Media 1.5TB-3.0TB LTO Ultr 5
$490.00

C7975AN HP 20 Pack Non Custom Label LTO Ultrium 5 1.5TB3.0TB Data Cartridge. New Bulk Pack.

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HP C7975AN 1.5/3TB Tape Drive Tape Media 1.5TB-3.0TB LTO Ultr 5
$555.00

C7975AN HP 20 Pack Non Custom Label LTO Ultrium 5 1.5TB3.0TB Data Cartridge. New Factory Sealed 3 Years HP Warranty.

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HP C7976AN 2.5TB/6.25TB Tape Drive Tape Media 2.5TB-6.25TB Ultr 6
$460.00

C7976AN HP Non Custom Labeled 20pk LTO Ultrium-6 2.5TB/6.25TB Metal Particle. New Bulk Pack.

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