of storage devices
Drive - The smallest and most portable of all the
storage devices usually holds about 1.44 MB of storage.
Use a floppy disk media.
The LS120 or SuperDisk is a drive which supports a special floppy
diskette which can store up to 120MB or 240MB of
information as well as being backwards compatible and still supporting
the standard floppy diskettes.
New generation similar to the floppy disk drive created by Iomega
The Iomega Zip Drive was first released 1994 and today is becoming
a popular solution for PC and Macintosh computers as a removable solution.
Zip Drives Disks come in 100MB, 250MB and 750MB
Burner An optical storage device that holds data anywhere from 650MB
to 700MB (74-80 minutes)
A newer optical storage device that holds data anywhere from 4.70-17.08GB
4.7GB (2 hours)
DVD-9 8.54GB (4 hours)
DVD-10 9.4GB (4.5 hours)
DVD-18 17.08GB (8 hours)
Drive - A hard drive is usually built inside your computer
and holds anywhere from 1GB to 4TB of capacity. There
are three types of internal hard drives are PATA, SATA and SCSI. External
hard drives comes in USB, Firewire, SATA and SCSI.
Drive - A compact and portable device use for storing
data anywhere from 128MB up to 4GB.
Tape drives allow large companies as well as end users to backup large
amounts of data. Tape drives are capable of backing up a couple hundred
megabytes to several gigabytes of information without having to spend
large sums of money on disks.
Tape Drive Standards
8mm Tape Drive - Manufactured and available through Exabyte
8mm tapes are similar to what are used in camcorder. 8mm tapes are
a faster solution then the DAT and transfer up to 6M/Sec. While the
tapes are similar to camcorder tapes it is recommended that to backup
information you use 8mm tapes designed for your drive.
DAT (Digital Audio Tape) - Digital Audio Tape is primarily
developed and marketed by Hewlett-Packard. DAT drives use two types
of data formats DDS (Digital Data Storage) and DataDAT. DDS Drives
are available in three types DDS-1/2/3. (36-72GB)
DLT (Digital Linear Tape) - DLT drives are a robust and durable
medium. The DLT segments the tape into parallel horizontal tracks
and records data by streaming the tape across a single stationary
head. Released in 1991 DLT drives are very reliable, high-speed, and
high-capacity making the DLT drives an excellent use for Network backups. (330-600GB)
- Advance Intelligent Tapes (100-260GB)
Tape Open (200-400GB)
-Network Attachment Storage
Storage Area Network