Tape Drives

Tape drives are a means of recording data on magnetic tape. Tape drives are used for mass storage of data from hard drives and are one of the tools that can be used to satisfy corporate and regulatory storage requirements. Tape drives can be used to back up individual computers or in concert with optical disks. There are several protocols by which tape drives can be connected with the computer. Tape drives are a well-understood technology and are considered stable and economically prudent.


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