SDLT is an evolution of DLT backups originally developed by Quantum. This backup format was designed to meet the growing needs for storage capacity and performance.
A key feature of SDLT lies in its head management using a laser beam called LGMR (Laser Guided Magnetic Recording). Unlike traditional DLT backups, SDLT utilizes both sides of the tape to store data, tracking information, and positioning optically. It is this side that is exploited by the laser beam to ensure increased precision in head positioning.
By utilizing the laser, SDLT offers greater precision in the positioning of the read/write heads, resulting in significant improvements in read and write performance. Additionally, this technology allows for increased storage capacity of SDLT cartridges.
SDLT and DLT cartridges have identical dimensions, measuring 105.7 mm in width x 105.4 mm in length x 25.4 mm in height. The tape length can vary from 557 to 630 meters, while the tape width remains the same for all formats at 12.7 mm.
In summary, Super DLT (SDLT) is an evolution of DLT backups, providing improved head management through the use of a laser beam. This technology enables greater head positioning precision and increased storage capacity. SDLT cartridges share the same dimensions as DLT cartridges, with variable tape lengths but a constant tape width.
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