Tape Technology Comparison

This whitepaper from Spectra Logic Corporation and dated April 2010 examines several tape technologies for the market that includes medium and enterprise organizations. They include LTO and proprietary Oracle/Sun/STK and IBM drives and more specifically LTO5 and LTO4, T10000B and T9840D, and T9940B and TS1130. Selecting a tape technology is typically driven by capacity, performance, reliability, and cost and this whitepaper helps to distinguish the useful from the less useful specs and explains the tape technologies and how they are used.