July 31, 2006
Removable storage: the new breed
Anonymous Reader writes "Storage formats such as tape have enjoyed year upon year of being in pole position as the format of choice for secondary backup, though in recent years hard disk technologies have caught up with the aging medium. One fundamental challenge for hard disk technology is to prove its ability to provide cost effective off-site security, something of a hardship for a fixed disk technology. Unlike tape, disk technologies are traditionally not as removable and have to be handled carefully due to the drive mechanics being transported with the media. Off-site security, therefore can be a difficult, cumbersome job."