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Old 09-12-2011, 07:39 PM
byte72 byte72 is offline
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Originally Posted by Schumie View Post
Used in conjunction with some smart software (such as IBM's TSM) tapes are ridiculously valuable. When you're dealing with data that you have to retain for 7 years due to legislation, tapes all of a sudden become very attractive as once written too they can be stored without the need for power or the such.
I have never given this issue much thought, but you bring up an interesting point that the average person might not realize....long term storage without the need for power. This is an important consideration if your company is looking to become more environmentally responsible with energy consumption and ways to cut back. It would be interesting to investigate further.
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