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.


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

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

C7976AN HP Non Custom Labeled 20pk LTO Ultrium-6 2.5TB/6.25TB Metal Particle. New Factory Sealed 3 Years HP Warranty.

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IBM 3580-L23 200-400GB Tape Drive LTO Ultrium 2

3580-L23 IBM Total Storage 200-400GB LTO Ultrium 2 External Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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HP C8011A 80/160GB Tape Drive Tape Media

C8011A HP DAT160 80GB-160GB 150 Meter Cartridge. New Bulk Pack.

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Dell MH002 Tape Drive 200/400GB LTO Ultrium 2

MH002 Dell PowerVault 110T 200GB/400GB LTO Ultrium 2 SCSI SE/LVD External Tape Drive. New Bulk Pack.

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IBM 00V7590-5PK Cartridge 2.5/6.25TB LTO Ultrium 6

00V7590-5PK IBM 2.5/6.25TB LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge (5-Pack). New Factory Sealed 3 Years IBM Warranty.

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HP C7980A 160/320GB Tape Drive Tape Media 160-320GB SDLT

C7980A HP 160/320GB Super DLT Tape Cartridge. Refurbished.

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Dell T7345 Tape Drive 200/400GB LTO Ultrium 2

T7345 Dell PowerVault 110T 200/400GB LTO Ultrium 2 SCSI 68-Pin 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 DW065B Tape Drive 100-200GB LTO-1

DW065B HP Ultrium 232 100/200GB LTO Ultrium 1 SCSI 68-Pin LVD External Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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Fujifilm 26400510 60GB Native

26400510 Fujitsu 60GB Native 180GB Compressed Magstar 3590E 1/2-inch Tape Media Cartridge. Refurbished.

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