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Tom Goldberg
Re: DLT capture to FCP
on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:50:07 pm

Just to underscore Kevin's answer, DLT was a sole-sourced tape technology acquired by Quantum with a capacity of 40GB/tape. Quantum further developed it under the SDLT name (sometimes also referred to as DLT) up 2007 with uncompressed capacities to 400GB. At the time LTO was at generation 4 with 300GB capacity.

Around that time, Quantum dropped development on their proprietary SDLT solutions as it became obvious that LTO was going to be the accepted standard, being supported by 3 manufacturers, Quantum, IBM, and HP. Physically the tapes are very similar but with LTO-6 now at 2.5TB uncompressed capacity and a roadmap to over 12TB/tape, it has become the only man standing for most tape-based archiving applications in our industry.

Tom Goldberg
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