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.

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

Dell T7345 Tape Drive LTO

T7345 PowerVault 110T 200/400GB (Gigabyte) Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 2 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 68-Pin External Tape Drive | Made by Dell | Refurbished

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IBM 38L7302 Cartridge LTO Tape Media

​38L7302 LTO Ultrium 7 Storage Capacity 6 Terabytes (TB) Native 15 Terabytes (TB) Compressed Re-Writable Data Cartridge Tape Media | Made by IBM | Brand New...read more

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IBM 38L7302 6TB/15TB Data Cartridge

​38L7302 LTO Ultrium 7 Storage Capacity 6 Terabytes (TB) Native 15 Terabytes (TB) Compressed Re-Writable Data Cartridge Tape Media | Made by IBM | New Bulk Packread more

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HP Q2078A 12TB/30TB Tape Drive

​Q2078A Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 8 12TB/30TB Tre-Writable Data Cartridge Tape Drive | Made by HP | Brand New 3 Years Warranty

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HP Q2078A 12TB/30TB Tape Drive

​Q2078A Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 8 Tre-Writable Data Cartridge 12TB/30TB Tape Media | Made by HP | New Bulk Pack

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