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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

  • Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup-

    Reels the Size of a Pizza

    The first tape reader/recorder had reels the size of a pizza and its drive was as big as a refrigerator. A single tape often reached 1,200 feet in length.

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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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    Reels the Size of a Pizza

    The first tape reader/recorder had reels the size of a pizza and its drive was as big as a refrigerator. A single tape often reached 1,200 feet in length.

Tape technology celebrated its 63rd birthday on Thursday, May 21, and unlike some of us, it’s managed to only get better with age. Did you know that in 1952, when tape was first created, it weighed 935 pounds and held 2.3 MB of data? Today, it weighs closer to 12 pounds. Now that’s a digital diet!

To celebrate tape’s birthday and better understand how tape has remained a viable and vital means of protecting data, Iron Mountain has compiled 10 interesting facts about tape backup you may not have known.