Barium Ferrite - Technical and Operational Values
The benefits of Tape Media Technology with Barium
While tape-based storage has been well established, it has
evolved in a way that now delivers multi-terabyte capacities, superior
reliability, longer media life and ease of access with linear tape file system
Today, tape is recognized for its performance and cost
effectiveness as organizations look to reduce storage expenses, while protecting
and preserving their information for the future. For customers looking for
long-term data solutions, Fujifilm’s BaFe technology ensures the future
viability of tape technology.
Reliable data storage remains a critical consideration for
businesses, and advanced Barium Ferrite technology delivers dependability and
capacity to organizations looking at their future storage needs.
Barium Ferrite is the Future of Tape: Management of
exponential data growth continues to be one of the greatest challenges for IT
managers in light of shrinking IT budgets and environmental concerns. Tape
storage is indeed alive and is the key to success in meeting the data growth
challenge in a reliable, cost effective and environmentally safe manner.
Current LTO-6 Tape Media - 2.5TB BaFe
Future LTO Tape Media - 35TB BaFe
Since Fujifilm and IBM announced a world record in data
density on linear magnetic tape of 29.5 billion bits per square inch using BaFe
particles. This demonstrated the potential of a high capacity tape cartridge
capable of storing 35 Terabyte of uncompressed data.
Barium Ferrite will extend the life of your drive - High
signal-to-noise ratio of BaFe ensures maximum performance even when natural head
wear occurs. Users can expect longer head life when using BaFe tape.
Barium Ferrite = Longer Archival Life
- In accelerated life tests, BaFe shows no loss of magnetic
- Based on its chemical stability, archivability of BaFe
proves to be over 30 years
- MP shows a slight degradation in magnetic signal over 30
years although not detrimental to read/write performance
Accelerated life test measures the change of tape’s magnetic
property under temperatures of 60 degrees celsius, and humidity of 90%, where
one day under such an environment corresponds to one year in ambient conditions.
Tape storage continues to play a crucial role in today's
modern data centers that are challenged with exponential data growth and limited
IT budgets. Tape's role is expanding beyond back up and disaster recovery to
applications supporting active archive, compliance, data preservation, scale-out
NAS, cloud storage, big data and more.
Advantages of Tape
- High multi-TB capacity
- High speed transfer rates
- Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for improved ease of use
- Superior reliability with lowest error rates
- Long term archivability over 30 years
- Portability and scalability
- Lowest total cost of ownership
- Future road maps supported by Barium Ferrite