Tape Storage Council Annual Report 2019

Tape Takes Aim on Unprecedented Data Growth


Tape continues to expand its offerings and reach, and its growth has been fueled by more than a decade of significant technological development. This trend shows no signs of letting up. Steady technology improvements continue to give tape the lowest cost, highest capacity, fastest data transfer rates, and most reliable storage medium available, with the reliability of tape outperforming the best HDDs by three orders of magnitude. Modern tape continues to drive reliability, capacity, and data rates to the highest levels in the storage industry, making it the most cost-effective, long-term storage solution available.

TSC Annual Report (2019)