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Tape lives! The tape archive bit bucket is becoming bottomless

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Interesting how it has evolved...

"Still miss my old QIC tapes. ". Interesting devices. For me it was the nice 10.5 inch reels of 1/2 inch tape. On a good day you could back up a single disk pack (IBM 2314) to one reel. There were times when a tape merge/sort could be faster than one on a disk drive set.

It has some a long way. I started out with 7-track 200 bpi (IBM 727 tape drive). LONG time ago.

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