May 13, 2005

Tape library yesterday and tommorow

BackupTape technology pretty much kept up with the Moore’s Law. Here's the history and future of current tape technology which I compiled from various sources













































































































































































































































































































TypeFormatVendorGB/HrGB/Hr compressedStorage CompressedStorageDate
TravanTraven 20Certance3.572010
TravanTraven 40Certance7144020
AITAIT-1HP/Sony143791351996
AITAIT-2HP/Sony1643130501998
AITAIT-3HP/Sony33862601002000
AITAIT-4HP/Sony200TBD *
AITAIT-5HP/Sony400TBD *
AITAIT-6HP/Sony8002008 *
DATDDS-4Certance/HP/Sony10204020
DATDAT72Certance/HP/Sony12.625.27236
DLTvs80/160DLT vs80HP/Quantum11228040
DLTvs80/160DLT vs160HP/Quantum295816080
DLT 1DLT 1HP/Quantum10208040
DLT 4000DLT 4000HP/Quantum5104020
DLT 7000DLT 7000HP/Quantum18267035
DLT 8000DLT 8000HP/Quantum22448040
Super DLTSDLT220HP/Quantum3978220110
Super DLTSDLT320HP/Quantum541083201602002
Super DLTSDLT600HP/Quantum1302606003002004
Super DLTSDLT1200HP/Quantum6002005 *
Super DLTSDLT2400HP/Quantum12002007 *
LTO/UltriumLTO-1HP/Certance541082001002000
LTO/UltriumLTO-2HP/Certance1082164002002003
LTO/UltriumLTO-3HP/Certance4002005 *
LTO/UltriumLTO-4HP/Certance800TBD *
Super AITS-AITSony10818013005002003
Super AITS-AIT2Sony10002005 *
Super AITS-AIT3Sony20002007 *
Super AITS-AIT4Sony40002009 *

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