Post by Andrew Dodd (thank you)
Not just one extra mile, but hundreds
You probably know that some of the world’s biggest companies use HP StoreEver Tape as a major component of their archiving and long-term asset preservation strategy. This archiving role means the traditional usage model for HP tape media has changed. And consequently, how HP tests its LTO media for performance and reliability needs to change also.
Archiving brings new challenges for HP Storage Media
Today, customers are using so-called “green tape” media – brand new media that has never been used previously – for a larger part of their tape operations. This creates different challenges for the media, as well as the host tape device, primarily because of the higher abrasivity of green tape.
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