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Quantum Blank Media
File storage is one of the most important features of computing technology. Quantum data cartridge products offer a step up in storage capacity, reliability, and low error rates.
Enjoy High Storage Capacity With a Quantum Data Cartridge Media cartridges have some of the highest storage capacities available in archival media. The data cartridge condenses data at a rate of 2:1 or 2.5:1, depending on the cartridge model. As a result, professionals can easily store large files or massive amounts of small files with no loss in quality. Users may choose from a variety of cartridge sizes to suit their archival needs. Small cartridges hold between 160GB and 400GB, while mid-sized cartridges hold 1TB. Large cartridges hold between 6TB and 15TB. Quantum Data Cartridge Models Offer Quick Access to Files The tape format is known for its reliability and its high write speed, features that make it easy to rapidly back up hundreds of gigabytes of data. These tape cartridges utilize a cartridge reader to write files and access them. The card reader connects to the desktop or laptop via USB. From there, users can freely read or transfer files. The physical design of data storage cartridges allows much faster access than cloud-based file storage. Different Quantum Data Cartridge Sizes Accommodate Tape Readers Each cartridge reader is designed to fit cartridges of a specific size, which is why it's important to choose data cartridges that fit an existing card reader. This minimizes the need for multiple card readers and time lost to switching between tools during file backup. A card reader writes to cartridges of the current generation and is backwards compatible to at least two prior generations of data cartridges. Many Quantum cartridges are half-height, measuring 0.8 inches x 4.1 inches x 4 inches. To use half-height cartridges, you need a half-height tape drive. What Storage Options Are Available With Quantum Data Cartridge Products? Storage is measured in two ways with data cartridges. The native data storage capacity indicates how much raw data the cartridge can hold. The compressed data storage capacity indicates how much raw data the cartridge accommodates after it compresses the data. Native data storage is ideal for those who need to frequently access their files. Compressed data storage is optimal for backups, since it does take time to return data to a usable state after it has gone through compression. How Does a Quantum Data Cartridge Work? The card reader writes directly to the tape on a data cartridge. Newer generations of cartridges fit more data on each length of tape, increasing overall storage capacity. Once the data is written to the tape, some systems read the tape to verify that there are no errors. Since data blocks are physically located on the cartridge tape, files cannot be edited or rewritten once they are permanently written. How Do Users Access Files on a Quantum Data Cartridge? With the card reader, professionals access data held on each cartridge. Some cartridges encrypt data, adding another step to the read process. There are various software tools that read cartridge data and decrypt it for users.