>cheap. >high capacity. >highly durable. >fast r/w

>cheap
>high capacity
>highly durable
>fast r/w
The only problem is the dog anus seeking speed
When will they make random access tapes?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cheap

    yeah that 2000$ tape reader sure is cheap.

    >random access tape

    this is bait.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how can you random access a tape? you'd need to read it from the side or smth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      something like an electromagnetic scan over the entire roll

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably some flash-based cache on the disk.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >IQfy independently invents the page file

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can figure out how to load the entire tape into a partition on a fixed drive or as a RAMDISK. Then when you're done using the data that was on the tape, the day that gets rewritten with the changes you've made back onto the tape. I don't know how this ancient technology actually works but I figure something like this is possible to do correct?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have fun offloading 12tb into a ramdisk

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >IQfy independently invents journaling filesystems

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bro? your drum memory RAID -1?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a good utility for Linux yet?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what, like a good utility for anything at all on linux? no. no there is not

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    random access tape would be like a gigantic spool that the ENTIRE tape unfurls over with several elements for the reading and writing
    having it oscillate back and forth would reduce the density of elements you'd need distributed within the spool, but the environment for the spool would need to be absolutely pristine or the friction would murder the thing

    it's possible
    you shouldn't, but it's possible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A simpler random access method would be to spin the tape to a random point every time data was requested. Return the random data

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is that the drives are ungodly expensive and the good value on the tapes only manifests practically when you need to cold store frickhuge amounts of data. Also random access tape is never going to be a thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the drives last pretty much forever though
      great value

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're not really useful for anything once you research and find out that SSDs stored in your fridge can retain data for decades.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fridge will have power failure

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not having a UPS for your fridge
        A couple of hours at 6C instead of 2C isn't going to affect long term data retention of SSDs. They can already retain data for 5-10 years at room temperature.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Tapes
    >Fast

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >random access
    LTFS exists, which allows tape to be pseudo random access, but why on earth would you want tape to be randomly accessible in the first place? It's a linear storage medium. Ideally, you tar your data onto it and use it as cold storage, only to be accessed when (absolutely) needed.

    Other than that, LTO is amazing. You can get into it fairly easily these days (LTO5/6) and it is an ideal backup solution to anybody who is interested in keeping a 3-2-1 backup schedule.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dog anus seeking speed
    Use something else for that purpose. An actual dog would be more effective here

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >When will they make random access tapes?
    tapes are already random access, you just need a random access capable drive i.e. add fast forward/rewind to it.
    tapes are shit anyway you can read/write them like 20 times or something before the physical tape gets stretched out and fricked and stops working.
    wasn't there that review that was like 90% of tape backups didn't verify correctly or something?
    and lol at them quoting compressed/uncompressed storage capacity as if its the fricking 80s and people are using them to store bank records or something rather than actual targets for bulk data like video archival which can't fricking be compressed or thinking for one second that data center users might be clever enough to use their own compression targeting the specific file structures instead of a generic shit zip.

    the only good thing about tape is the big libraries with the robot hands that fly around and load/unload them.

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