Imation shows off its 'Multi-Terabyte' magnetic tape

Imation shows off its 'Multi-Terabyte' magnetic tape

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 20 August 2009, 12:56 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Imation is a developer and marketer of offerings that enable people to capture, save and enjoy digital information, has launched 'Multi-Terabyte' native-capacity tape using the metal particulate (MP) media and employing the company's proprietary TeraAngstrom technology.

The company is also licensed to manufacture the Ultrium LTO-5 (Linear Tape Open) format with 1.6 terabytes native capacity. Sandeep Popli, Head - Sales and Marketing, Imation India said, "LTO-5 tape technology shall offer a cost-efficient way for Indian businesses in the enterprise IT space to store ever-expanding data, whether for long-term archival or regular backup of active data, given tape's energy savings and a cost per gigabyte advantages over other methods."

According to the company, featuring 3.2 TB of compressed storage and data transfer rates of up to 360MB/second, LTO-5 tape cartridges offer significant improvements over prior tape generations. Enhancements in servo technology and improved data compression ensure the same length of tape can store more information, allowing data center managers to keep their existing footprints without adding space to accommodate the growth in primary storage.

"Metal particulate media is a proven standard in data storage, and with MP-based LTO-5, we will be almost doubling the capacity of the cartridges. Imation is leveraging its long-standing heritage in reliable, secure and durable data storage products to ensure that this latest generation of LTO media exceeds standards for data protection and delivers the most data in a single, multi-terabyte data cartridge," elucidates Subodh Kulkarni, Vice President of Imation's Research, Development, and Engineering, and Head of the company's Global Commercial Business.

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1: For many years, most of high profile and SMBs relied on the power of linear tape open media tapes and tape drives that designed for higher capacities and fast speeds. Linear tape open is one of most successful and reliable technology based on Ultrium to provide a greater scalable, adaptable open standard media tape

This is for starting generation http://www.digitaldevicesonline.com/lto-1-tapes.php
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