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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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    Terabytes and More Terabytes

    The largest tape can store up to 185 terabytes versus just 10 terabytes for the largest available disk drive.

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Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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    Terabytes and More Terabytes

    The largest tape can store up to 185 terabytes versus just 10 terabytes for the largest available disk drive.

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.