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Tape Drive Query


I am using tape drive with tape of 3TB of LTO-5.  I want to use the compression mode 2:1.

Then will anybody tell me, what is the maximum size of data I'll store in 3TB tape after compression.


Thanks & Regards,

Shashank Saxena

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Re: Tape Drive Query

LTO-5 has a native capacity of 1.5TB and a *theoretical* capacity of 3TB assuming a 2:1 compression.

The compression ratio depends on the type of data, you cannot compress a already compressed file, e.g. jpg, mpg, etc ...

So you should calculate with 1.5TB capacity ...

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