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.

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IBM  38L7302 6TB/15TB Tape Drive Tape Media Cartridge LTO
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​38L7302 IBM LTO Ultrium 7 6TB/15TB Re-Writable Data Cartridge. New Factory Sealed 3 Years IBM Warranty.

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HP C7973W 400/800GB Tape Drive Tape Media LTO Ultr 3
$52.00

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

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HP C7978A Tape Drive Tape Storage Cartridge LTO
$52.00

C7978A HP Ultrium LTO Cleaning Cartridge. New Bulk Pack.

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HP C7980A 160/320GB Tape Drive Tape Media 160-320GB SDLT
$42.00

C7980A HP 160/320GB Super DLT Tape Cartridge. 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 Q1539-69201 400/800GB Tape Drive Ultrium LTO-3
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Q1539-69201 HP StorageWorks 400/800GB Ultrium 960 LTO-3 LVD Single Ended SCSI External Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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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 DW009A Tape Drive 36/72GB
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DW009A HP Storage Works DAT 72i 36/72GB 4MM DDS 5 SCSI 68 Pin Single Ended LVD Internal Tape Drive. Refurbished.

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IBM  38L7302 6TB/15TB Tape Drive Tape Media Cartridge LTO
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​38L7302 IBM LTO Ultrium 7 6TB/15TB Re-Writable Data Cartridge. New Bulk Pack.

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HP DW069A 12-24GB Tape Drive DAT 24
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DW069A HP StorageWorks DAT 24 Tape Drive 12GB Native/24GB Compressed 5.25 Inch 1/2H Internal. Refurbished.

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