Is tape dead?

Richard Loken richardlo at
Tue Sep 15 13:43:10 CDT 2015

On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Eric Smith wrote:

> That's one heck of a compression ratio, given that the native
> (uncompressed) capacity of an LTO-5 cartridge is 1.5 TB.  Usually the
> vendors claim 2.5:1 compression, but obviously the actual compression

Of course it is 1.5Tbyte native and 3.0Tbyte compressed!!!

Oh fuddle duddle1 I am going to have to send my brain back to the factory
for refurbishing!  How can I repeatedly drop a decimal place and never

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