September 2, 2018

Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape — IEEE Spectrum

Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape — IEEE Spectrum:

To begin with, tape storage is more energy efficient: Once all the data has been recorded, a tape cartridge simply sits quietly in a slot in a robotic library and doesn’t consume any power at all. Tape is also exceedingly reliable, with error rates that are four to five orders of magnitude lower than those of hard drives. And tape is very secure, with built-in, on-the-fly encryption and additional security provided by the nature of the medium itself. After all, if a cartridge isn’t mounted in a drive, the data cannot be accessed or modified. This air gap” is particularly attractive in light of the growing rate of data theft through cyberattacks.

Via Kottke


Previous post
How Wil Wheaton Single-handedly Destroyed Mastodon and Possibly the Entire Federation Has there been a “Think Piece” written yet about all this? Odds are it’ll be called something click-baitey like the title of this post. I checked
Next post
My blog is a mess and I’m fine with that I wonder how much time I’ve spent worrying about my various blogs. So much time, is how much. Should I include short posts on the main timeline?