185tb of storage on a single tape!!! i wonder what kind of seek speeds we can expect.
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The seek speeds would be very slow,the same as regular tape drives with good speed tranfers but it will take a long time to transfer data back even with 500MBps transfer speeds.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
It's not meant to be super-speedy. No tape backup is. But for what they do, they're great. I don't know how long it would take to commercialize this (and I'm sure in the meantime there will still be growth of HDDs & Opticals), but it would certainly be very welcome. The idea of being able again to back up EVERYTHING you own to 1 portable medium - without having to swap tapes, discs, drives - makes many people's jobs easier.
Scott"When will the rhetorical questions end?!" - George Carlin