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Tape Format % in Usage today in Industry

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_tape_data_storage#Chronological_list_of_tape_formats

is there a study that tell what % of the above list of technology is being in usage right now in the industry for tape usage.

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Careful of the dates!  One of those articles is nearly four years old; the other is 10!

You can probably get most of what you need from the last link dbrunton gives.
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"Magnetic tape, which is the greenest storage technology available today, is alive and will continue to be a cost-effective alternative to other storage technologies for at least another decade.

http://www.smartertechnology.com/c/a/Technology-For-Change/IBM-Brightens-Future-of-Magnetic-Tape-with-World-Record/

The low one-penny-per-gigabyte price of IBM and Fujifilm's latest tape formulation will likely keep magnetic tape cost-effective until denser optical disks are developed. Today's densest optical disks are Blu-ray, which stores just 50GB. To store the equivalent of one 4-inch tape cartridge holding 35TB (35,000GB) would require 700 Blu-ray disks at about 30 cents per gigabyte.

http://www.smartertechnology.com/c/a/Technology-For-Change/IBM-Brightens-Future-of-Magnetic-Tape-with-World-Record/
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In the non mainframe marketplace LTO is king, its seen off numerous competitors including DLT.

DDS/DAT - Humm, sorry its still hasnt thrown off its reliability issues of previous generations for me.

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very good pointers - thanks.!
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