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Windows 7: Tale of the magnetic tape: 60 years at IBM

17 May 2012   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Tale of the magnetic tape: 60 years at IBM

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In 1952 IBM solved the problem of using magnetic tape to back up computer-generated data. The IBM 726 used a “vacuum column” that created a buffer of loose tape. This way, the relatively brittle tape could withstand the system’s fast starts and stops without snapping.

IBM claims that magnetic tape remains the most cost-effective, flexible and scalable medium for high-capacity storage backup today.
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Tale of the magnetic tape: 60 years at IBM | ZDNet
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17 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP
 
 

Good read it amazes me how far technology has advanced in 60 years.
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17 May 2012   #3

 

Heh, I remember trimming whitespace and doing other messy tricks with my BASIC source code so that my programs would fit on the floppies (a welcome upgrade from the tape cassette deck I'd been using previously).
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