Magnetic tape has been used for data storage for over 50 years. In this time, many advances in tape formulation, packaging, and data density have been made. Modern magnetic tape is most commonly packaged in cartridges and cassettes. The device that performs actual writing or reading of data is a tape drive. Autochangers and tape libraries are frequently used to automate cartridge handling.
When storing large amounts of data, tape can be substantially less expensive than disk or other data storage options. Tape storage has always been used with large computer systems. Modern usage is primarily as a high capacity medium for backups and archives. As of 2007 the highest capacity tape cartridge (DLT-S4) can store 800 GB of data without using compression. Its capacity is larger than the largest hard disk (750 GB) currently on the market while its form factor is smaller.
Recovering data from tape cartridges is a highly specialized procedure. Major Reasons that cause tape failure inclde:
Natural disasters such as earthquake
Fire / Flood
Organized or deliberate disruptions
System and/or equipment failures
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Chronologial list of tape formats