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OAKDALE, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imation Corp. , a worldwide leader in removable data storage, today announced its support for Sun StorageTek(TM) T10000B tape drives which provide the highest data capacity per cartridge in the enterprise tape market at one terabyte.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) again raised the bar on the storage industry with the release of the industry's first one terabyte tape storage drives.
A tape drive is a storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape. It is mostly used for offline, archival data storage. Tape media is generally cost efficient and has a long archival strength. In contrast to a disk drive which provides random access storage, a tape drive provides sequential access storage. This takes the tape drive a substantial amount of time between winding tape between reels and reading individual data, which is much longer than a disk drive. Consequently,...
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