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Storage Media That Enables You To Enjoy High Retrieval Speeds

Added: (Fri May 12 2017)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Backing up your information is of utmost importance since re-doing the work can take up a lot of time and effort and you may still not end up with the original information you had. Worse still, if photos are part of the lost information, you cannot recreate them and all you will be left with is memories which fade away with time.

Many computer users think that backing up information to the hard drive is a sure way of keeping the data safe. However, the hard drive can fail causing you to lose all the information that you had saved. The best way to back up your data is to save it away from the computer. You can save your information in LTO 7 tapes so that the data can be safe.

What Is LTO 7?

LTO is the acronym for linear tape open which is a data storage technology that makes use of single reel tape that has a high storage capacity. The technology has an open format which means that LTO products from different manufacturers are compatible with each other. LTO products are released into the market in generations and the first generation or LTO 1 was introduced into the market in 2000.

LTO 7 is therefore the seventh generation of the LTO technology. It has a maximum storage capacity of 15 TB for compressed data and 6 TB for uncompressed data. The rate of transfer of compressed data is 750 Mb/s while the rate of transfer for uncompressed data is 300 Mb/s. LTO 7 tapes are compatible with the linear tape file system (LTFS) and support hardware encryption of the tape drive.

Advancement Of LTO Technology

LTO technology was originally created by Seagate Technologies, International Business Machines (IBM) and Hewlett Packard (HP). Currently, IBM, HP and Quantum are the companies that are responsible for the continuous advancement of LTO. The technology is advanced by focusing on the enhancement of several aspects. The speeds with which the tape moves in the drive and the materials used to make the tape are upgraded.

The length of the tape and the techniques used to digitally compress and encode data are also enhanced. There are features that have been added to LTO such as the write-once-read-many (WORM) capability which does not allow data to be overwritten so that data integrity is maintained.

Benefits Of LTO 7

LTO 7 tapes have many benefits that you can reap from as you store your data. The tapes are a cost effective method of saving large amounts of data as compared to other storage media. If you have a lot of data to store, the tape saves on space as you can comfortably store over 6 PB of data in a floor space of less than fourteen square feet. Storing your data in tapes means that the data is stored offline and can therefore not be corrupted by viruses.

You can retrieve your data within minutes and you can safely store your data off site since the tapes are portable. You will also save on energy costs since tape drives use less energy than disk drives and they also generate less heat. Tape drives are said to use one fifteenth of the energy that is used by disk drives.

Richard Stutchbury is a member of a team of data storage experts at Stutch Data who specialize in the distribution of effective data storage media such as LTO 7. For more details, please visit the website https://www.stutchdata.com.au/lto-7-lto7-lto-7-ultrium-7-tapes.html .

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